The "Bird" was in a class to his own.
No he could not jump, or do some of thing that the players today do. He taught himself the basics and worked himself hard. Many of the players today have the attidude that I have talenet thats all I need. You will be hard pressed to find a person today that has the drive that Larry Bird had. He is still class.
I am from Indiana about 50 miles from his home town so I am partial, but I have seen him play T ALL LEVELS, (HS, College, Pro) same Larry.