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Former NBA champion John Salley compares Luka Doncic to Larry Bird

John Salley knows a thing or two about playing with all-time greats in the NBA. He won four championships, including two with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in 1990 and 1996. According to Salley, there’s a comparison to be made between Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and a Basketball...

NBA Draft 2022: Pacers can't expect another Larry Bird, Damian Lillard to be there at No. 6

The Indiana Pacers got the sixth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft in Tuesday night's draft lottery. Think they can get another Larry Bird? The Boston Celtics took him No. 6 overall in 1978, though they had to wait a year on him. Seems worth it, with the three MVP awards and three NBA championships over 13 years. We won't mention the Pacers passed on Bird to take Rick Robey at No. 3.

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson React to NBA's New Trophies Named After Them

The NBA recently unveiled two trophies they'll be awarding to postseason MVPs, which will be given in honor of NBA legends Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The league partnered with Tiffany & Co. to design the trophies, which will be given to the Eastern and Western Conference Finals MVPs. Before this year, the league named most valuable players for only the regular season and the NBA Finals.

Chris Broussard On Luka Doncic Being Like Larry Bird: "I Don't Think He Could Be In The GOAT Conversation Ever... He Could Be, Perhaps, Top 10 Player Of All Time."

Luka Doncic at 23 is on a career path that is scary to think about. Despite having been in the league for just four years, Doncic has been an All-Star for three of those, and All-NBA First Team for two, developing into arguably the most complete offensive player in the league. He had an incredible pedigree coming into the league and it has already translated extremely well into the NBA.

Look: Larry Bird Reacts To NBA's Trophy Announcement

In addition to several trophy redesigns/renames announced by the NBA on Thursday, the league also introduced two new awards altogether. From this day forward, Eastern and Western Conference Finals MVP trophies will be awarded to the most outstanding player from each series. The Eastern Conference trophy is named after Celtics legend Larry Bird and the Western Conference trophy after Lakers legend Magic Johnson.

Larry Bird Reacts To The ECF And WCF MVP Trophies Being Named After Him And Magic Johnson: "I Wish I Could Win One Of Them Magic Johnson Trophies, That'd Be The Highlight Of My Career."

As reported this week, the NBA is updating the Larry O'Brien trophy as part of a massive and exciting re-design of the classic awards. But the NBA is also adding some entirely new stuff to the lineup. Starting this year, for example, players can earn the Conference Finals MVP, which will reward the best performers in the East and West with some beautiful hardware.

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird react to new MVP trophy honors

NBA icons Magic Johnson and Larry Bird expressed their appreciation after the league announced Thursday that it would name the new Eastern and Western Conference Finals MVP trophies after them. "I just wish I could win one of them Magic Johnson trophies," Bird jokingly said to deputy commissioner Mark Tatum....