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Larry Bird and Michael Jordan are two of the greatest to ever play the game. That's undeniable. But how exactly do they stack up? Robert Parish, who played with both players, sees some similarities and differences between the two. First of all, as Parish notes, Bird wasn't nearly as athletic as Jordan. However, what he lacked in athleticism, he made up for in other aspects of his game. Check out the video above to hear how Parish assesses the two NBA greats. See the rest of Parish's Tradition interview: Part I | Part II

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