Luka Doncic Shows Respect To Celtics Legend: "You Can't Compare Me To Larry Bird"

Objavljeno 27. feb. 2021
Luka Doncic admitted he watched a lot of Larry Bird film growing up, but didn't feel like he deserved the comparison to the Boston Celtics legend quite yet.
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  • I just said 5 minutes ago to my brother that luka is very similer to larry having never seen anything that agrees with me and then 5 mins later im scrolling through yt and i see this

  • next which made me choose to watch him on TV over bron and giannis

  • So humble nice

  • There will never be another Larry Bird. But there will never be another Luka Doncic.

  • You can't compare stats from this inflated NBA to previous eras

    • To be fair, you can’t compare Larry to Luka. He was still playing against kids at Luka’s age.

  • My goodness Rachel!!!!!!

  • this is the first time i hear lukas voice and it shocked me.

  • Now you know😂

  • this man also talks and answers at his own pace

  • If Luka gets that field goal percentage up, he's doing just fine by his standards 👍🏾 47% is still pretty crazy efficient though XD

  • Sorry but that shirt is just stupid on Luka - how wxactly was he built by black history?

  • Porzingis plays more like bird

  • Lebron said Hes the greatest player of all time. Sheesh

  • Larry would average 40 12 10 today with the fouls. Birds a bad man

  • Luka was built by black history growing up in Europe lol

  • Hes not Larry bird! Just cause he's white! He plays more like harden

  • "Yuno"

  • If this attitude continues and he proved to be a really great player... Jordan level.. I wouldn't mind him to be the GOAT... This is what lacking with Le Flop.... Humility!!!

    • Lakers" Dude was a complete savage and does not get enough respect today.

  • why does he always get compared to Bird when he clearly plays more like Lebron and magic? is it just because they're both white? weird

    • Ueha it is a racist view. All whites look the same llol.

  • To be fair, you can’t compare Larry to Luka. He was still playing against kids at Luka’s age.

  • He hasn't done shit compared to Larry Bird lol. Don't know why he would think that haha

  • Само пери легендо!!!

  • "You can't compare me to Larry Bird. I'm better."

    • Nly a stupid person would say such bs.

  • Yes, RESPECT

  • it's kinda wow that in 2021 you make a video title where an nba star stays humble and respects someone else. pure wow to me...

  • Damn ig Lukas black

  • Bird

  • Damn the more i heard him, the more i love him. This face will be the face of the NBA. Character, skill, and pretty handsome too lol

  • Can someone tell me last few years is ever three the best basketball players in the history of that sport, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson....if they say anything, something about Luka?

  • You can't compare Luka and Larry just yet, Luka knows that. He does need a few MVPs and championships first

  • You can't compare a stat line in today's NBA which doesn't play defense at all, their is more spacing and offensive players can't be touched. Plus, an assist is counted differently from Birds era. Now the player who receives the pass can dribble up to 5 times amd score and the assist will count. In Birds era a player who receives the ball cannot dribble more than 1 before scoring. So, apples and oranges. BTW, L. Doncic has put better stats than LeBron in their 1st three seasons and at the same age.

  • Larry legend once played an entire game only scoring with his left hand and ended with 47 pts/14 reb/11 asts. When asked about it he said "I'm saving my right hand for the Lakers" Dude was a complete savage and does not get enough respect today.

  • RESPECT!!! LARRY BIRD IS THE BEST

  • Nba is like America currency when it comes to stats. Wild inflation

  • I mean, he's right, they're not comparable. Luka needs to keep winning for 10 more years and win 3+ rings...

  • We talkin like luka got the Mavs in the finals 6 times already smh

  • Yes Luka, we know

  • I'll say this in english. Luka, needs some coaching for when speaking with media in english. Or beter not. Thing is, he thinks in slovenian, when he speaks english. Thats why he constantly refers to "you know". Thats how you honestly talk to one of us in slovenian. You base your sentence, to "you know", then you develope your thoughts, and wait for honest reply, if it comes. Kid is a jewel. Handles media narcissism like a pro. "You know"... I helped to explain it to you.

  • The reason you can't compare him to Larry Legend is because there is NO DEFENSE in this NBA.

  • Anyone who hates luka probably hate him because of the people who hype him up or some randomly on the internet. I see no reason to dislike that man based on anything he’s done.

  • 666th comment

  • European standard of humbleness. Here in Europe we just love the game and admire the great ones. I mean ALL of them, because there are many of them. Including Larry Bird (my personal favourite :). For info -> we don't care about goats, and "my goat is better than your goat" crap narrative. To sum up -> even if Luka wins some chips, MVPs etc., even HoF -> he still will not even take this comparison of him to Bird into serious consideration.

  • Definitely a good player but cmon y’all the defense in Bird’s time was insane, elbows to the face were a usual theme back then, everyone is easily averaging 25pts a game these days.

  • The game is a lot faster now and it’s a lot more difficult to play defense nowadays and stay within the rules. You basically can’t compare players from different eras.

  • Damn illuminati again new tattoo 0:52!!!!

  • Lukas numbers are stat padded so yeah no comparison

  • Lol let’s not ignore hardens flop and bad d

  • Larry bird < Luka

  • I met Larry Bird. The man was massive. Don't let the short shorts and skinny guys back then fool you. It is a different league now. Luka is the closest thing to Bird there is, but Bird was unreal and won 3 straight MVPs back when the league was much tougher. Luka is my favorite player and only 22. You can't make that comparison yet, but make no mistake about it, Luka has Hall of Famer written all over him. Too bad the Mavs owner is such an ass.

  • I'm starting to believe that "You know" is a foreign thing.. Don't believe me? then watch Pacquiao interviews.

  • Train hard and always give your best and you will be the best you know. We love you Luka you know. A lot of fans in Croatia support you and we all enjoy in your skills. Luka👑

  • Larry Bird can't be compared to the Triple-Double-Everynight Luka Doncic

    • @Christine Ford is CIA most of Luka's game winners were uncontested and I think speed will always be greater than strength

    • @Christine Ford is CIA most of Bird's game winners were fadeaway threes with 6'9 grown men hand-checking him during the shot

    • Different eras. Must tougher basketball back then.

  • Averaging 22 points in 1823 is like averaging 33 today And journalists comparing them only on the basis if their skin color regardless of their game... Lame

  • Luka’s English has become so good!

  • Not gonna all white fans are riding luka

    • lol u saw every thing in black and white ..filipino and south american are also here..

  • And he‘s got a better haircut than Bird

  • How is this comparison not Racist ?🤦🏻‍♂️ Out of all the players in the league, all the players of the past, they compare him to Larry Bird a white guy . Anti-racism is amazing 🤭

  • Not yet

  • Bird won 3 straight League MVP’s not many have done that. Luka has a chance to be that but different players, IMO.

  • Proud fellow Slovenian here! You can't compare legends with "new players" yet! Ask him this question after 10 years in the NBA league

  • The Messi of Basketball. I don't think he will win a chip at the Mavericks tho. He will be another James Harden story. The sooner he's out the better.

    • @Sunny Darko I like KP but yeah i do see him getting traded if he doesn't stay healthy. The best ability is avaliablilty. I love draymond, the heart and soul of the team. This season he proved that he doesn't need kd or klay to be an elite passer. As the season goes on, his shooting percentages will average out but right now he is shooting 39/22/71. Thats awful! Haha

    • @Jetmir Lekiqi word. I think their going to trade K.P. Let's see who goes there. Haha. Draymond is the most underrated player in the leauge. Thought I'll throw that one in there since your a warriors fan.

    • @Sunny Darko I'm a warriors fan so that's great haha. You're right though, its wasted talent if it turns into another Harden situation. The good news is the Mavs don't have a cheapskate owner like the Rockets.

    • @Jetmir Lekiqi Same. I feel like he will end up at golden state

    • Id rather Luka win like the 2011 mavs than join a superteam

  • I been saying this since last year, Luka will be the next best player in the league after LeBron retires

  • His English is gradually getting better but his usage rate of "you knows" is also up I belive. :D

  • Yep, no comparison, Larry Legend fought a tougher competition before. Defense was tighter and players were more solid.

    • whats your point? its how the game evolved over time? would most of the players today play the same way if they were born 50 years ago? I dont think so...with that being said, since the training, diets etc also proressed over time, most of the players today are much better athletes then 30-40 years ago, on average. There will always be freaks and hard af workers though that just stand out...

  • Luka “You know” Doncic

  • Yep. Hes right!

  • “Hoping to get drafted you know, three years ago, you know, I didn’t even know” 😂

  • This is just a Cedric Maxwell troll. He used to do it with Dirk Nowitzki. Cedric has always been angry because he had a stellar career in Boston but was always over shadowed by Bird.

  • Can't compare them cause luka on a different level then larry bird already

  • Even after a win, it looks like he wants to start crying at any moment.

  • Luka: You can't compare me to Larry Bird, there are many games to play ESPN: He is not Lebron type, so let's reduce his screen time ESPN First Take: Stephen A reacts to Luka showing respect to Celtics Legend Larry Bird ESPN: Damn it Stephen A!

  • I say: you can't compare the NBA nowdays with the good old times, it's not the same hard defense anymore! Some people will think that's fine that the NBA isn't that hard anymore, and some not...

  • Luka can be better than Bird but he is nowhere near Steph Curry.

  • THis kid will go far

  • *This is a very LAZY comparison because they’re both white. It doesn’t make sense, they don’t play like each other*

  • Same as Jordan during his first season!

  • Luka : you know! Giannis: at the end of the day Me: yes, at the end of the day we know

  • Harden flop again

  • 50% Luka Magic 50% you know

  • comparing luka to bird instead of lebron, shows luka will be greater than lebron in the future.

  • Luka - The "You know" man.

  • You gotta stop comparing these players to legends. He puts up great numbers, but he’s no Larry Legend..

  • Luka duka

  • Hes compared to Larry because he's white but his stats at his aged are compared to Lebron's smh

  • Other times, with different type of games.

  • The media need to give these new stars breathing room to cement their own legacies It’s tiring seeing how amazingly talented Luka, Trey, Donovan, Jason, Lamelo but it’s constantly a narrative painting them a redubbed version of legends when they are in their full rights creating their legacies in our eyes and ppl aren’t taking it in

  • U can't hate this kid👏

  • When Larry Bird shot the ball, it was like he never missed. And he was a nasty trash talker! In todays style of play Larry would have crazy stats!

  • Somebody count how many times he said it

  • Bron would've said *I'm better than Larry cuz I'm the best player in the world* lol

  • It's always the same storytelling. U compare a young guy to a legend, the young guy responds ty but he is a legend I've to go a long way. These narratives sound so trivial and trite. It gets boring after u heard that already so many times. And by the way, why is he compared to Larry Bird? Because both r white? I mean if u look it up u will find so many other players statistics wise that have similar numbers. I don't get it. Media is making things up again.

  • Imagine if he actually meant it the other way round.

  • The media should really calm down with stuff like this. It's his 3rd year and he hasn't gotten very far yet. Way too early to compare him to one of the best players of all time. Luka is humble enough to even say that himself

  • Luka "You Know" Doncic 😂 I love it

  • Fax luka you’re way better than that old head

  • they are not alike..just cuz he white

  • Take notes Lebum. You don't call yourself the king. Let other ppl do the job for you. That's why MJ is the🐐.

  • Luka is basically a bigger but slower version of Harden

  • Larry can hit FT’s unlike this bum

  • take a shot everytime Luka said you know