As a Celtics fan, I’ll be the first to be the bearer of bad news and say that there will never be another white Celtic as good as Larry Bird. There will be a black Celtic who will come along and be as good as Larry Bird, but not a white. Good white players are a dying breed, and we are moving closer towards an all-black NBA. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Here is a comparison of Bird’s career vs. Hayward’s career and who has the advantage:
High School: Bird
Bird averaged 31 ppg in high school, while leading Spring Valley High School to a championship victory in 1977.
Hayward averaged 18 ppg in high school, while leading Brownsburg High School to a championship victory in 2008.
Looks: Hayward (10/10. Would smash.)
The perfect beard-line. The quaff hair. And crystal blue eyes.
College Career: Bird
Bird helped Indiana State win their first 33 games in the 1979 season before losing to Magic Johnson and the Michigan State University Spartans in the NCAA National Championship. He was named the NCAA’s 1979 Player of the Year.
Hayward lost the 2010 NCAA championship to Duke after leading the Butler Bulldogs there as a 5-seed, riding the coattails of rain-man Brad Stevens.
Wife: Robyn Hayward (10/10. Would smash.)
Can’t wait til this sextape gets leaked.
NBA Career: Bird
Bird won 3 NBA Championships, 3 NBA MVP awards, 3 3-pt Shootout titles, and is considered the best Celtic of all-time and often goes over looked as one of the best NBA players of all-time. Post-retirement, he coached the Indiana Pacers and led them to 3 straight Eastern Conference Finals appearances, one which resulted in them losing the 2000 NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers in a 6 game series. Bird also served as an exec to the Pacers from 2003-2017.
Hayward has been in the NBA for 7 seasons and has done nothing except appear in one NBA All-Star Game (2017).
Overall Winner: Larry Bird
Bird has had the 4th most successful NBA career behind only Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant. He has created a legacy that will probably never be touched by another Celtics player for the next 50 years. Hopefully Hayward can find success in Boston, but he will never come near to what Larry Legend used to be. Super hot wife, though.