Chandler Parsons Believes Luka Doncic May Already Be Better Than Larry Bird


Luka Doncic remains a force to be reckoned with, propelling the Dallas Mavericks deep into the playoffs. They’ve reached the Western Conference Finals for the second time in Doncic’s career and currently hold a 2-0 lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Following a first round where Doncic averaged 24.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game on 44.7% shooting, the Mavericks superstar didn’t miss a beat and carried that momentum into the series against the Timberwolves. He posted 33 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists to steal Game 1, and added a massive Game 2 performance with a 32-point triple double including an already historic game-winner.

Now, Doncic’s current success has sparked widespread excitement, leading some to make bold comparisons. Former NBA player Chandler Parsons, for example, offered high praise for Doncic, suggesting he may already be better than Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird. 


“Hot take, Luka’s already better than Larry Bird was. He doesn’t have the resume, he doesn’t the championships, but he’s a better basketball player. As a basketball player, Luka Doncic can do everything Larry Bird did and more. I know the old guys are gonna say, ‘Oh it’s a different game… Luka could never play back then.’ He doesn’t have to. He plays now and he’s just better.”


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