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JordansBulls
03-04-2014, 04:18 PM
Magic/Bird or Lebron/Durant - Which seasons combined would you say they were roughly equal? What I mean is would you say that Magic and Bird in let's say 1985 was the equivalent of what Lebron and Durant are in 2014? Or would Magic and Bird in 1987 be the equivalent of what Lebron and Durant were in 2013? Etc.

Basically which season would you consider the combo's roughy equal.

SteveNash
03-04-2014, 05:32 PM
1985 Magic/Bird is probably equivalent to 2003 Lebron/Durant when LeBron was a rookie and Durant was in high school.

FlashBolt
03-04-2014, 05:56 PM
Magic/Bird never had a season combined that were as great as KD/LeBron 2014.

ManRam
03-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Bird's one of my all time favorites and was formative into me becoming a basketball fan/player. However, he was never as good as either of these two are right now. His two best seasons individually were obviously his 85 and his 86 seasons. The following two seasons were clearly his 3rd and 4th best. 84 was aided by a great playoff run, but he hadn't quite reached his full ability that regular season. So from his end if we're looking for best combined play it's gotta be 85 and 86. I'm less familiar with Magic, but from the look of things it looks like 87 was his best season. Maybe 89.

I'd say 86 probably was their best combined season. Statistically, they don't compare, however. I can't delve too much deeper into that because all I have are the stats...but there is no argument with using any stat -- be it advanced, basic, counting, super-advanced, or whatever -- that paints a picture where those two were better than these two have been this year. Or last year for that matter.

It's a bit sloppy of a comparison, but LeBron is doing Magic better than Magic ever did, and KD is doing Larry better than Larry ever did. :shrug:

jerellh528
03-04-2014, 06:18 PM
What lbj and durant are doing right now is otherworldly. I don't think it's ever been matched before by any two combined players in one season as far as my memory serves.

Kaner
03-04-2014, 08:19 PM
I know its not a popular stat but has their ever been a season where 2 guys had a PER of 30+?

jerellh528
03-04-2014, 08:25 PM
I know its not a popular stat but has their ever been a season where 2 guys had a PER of 30+?

Most recent was 08-09 when james, wade and cp3 all had a per above 30

Baller1
03-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Yeah, I'm not so sure any two players in NBA history have been as good as these two are right now.

ManRam
03-04-2014, 08:56 PM
LeBron/Paul/Wade was tremendously impressive in 2009. The only other recent possible combo I can think of is T-Mac and Shaq in 2003? But that probably falls considerably short.

Jordan and Robinson didn't really match up great seasons often. Picking a second player that compares during Shaq's years is tough.


I really think this might be unprecedented.

b@llhog24
03-05-2014, 04:00 AM
What lbj and durant are doing right now is otherworldly. I don't think it's ever been matched before by any two combined players in one season as far as my memory serves.

Pretty much.