Reacting to Luka Doncic saying 'you can't compare me to Larry Bird' | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Matt Barnes discuss Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic saying "you can't compare me to Larry Bird."
0:00 Rachel replays her interview when Luka shrugged off Bird comparisons.
0:52 Matt disagrees with Luka.
1:27 Richard thinks Luka was right to say what he said.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNPred 2 meseci

    0:00​ Rachel replays her interview when Luka shrugged off Bird comparisons. 0:52​ Matt disagrees with Luka. 1:27​ Richard thinks Luka was right to say what he said.

  2. Robert Williams

    Robert WilliamsPred mesecem

    @kingryan69 What are you suggesting?

  3. kingryan69

    kingryan69Pred mesecem

    @Robert Williams anyone who watched basketball in the 80's and 90s; knows Bird was clutch at deep 2 and three range, shooting percentage is a pretty accurate marker, shooting percentage when challenged is another

  4. Robert Williams

    Robert WilliamsPred mesecem

    @kingryan69 @kingryan69 Really? How old would I have to be to know that? The idea that you're even suggesting that is ridiculous. How do you (personally) rate 3 point shooting? Both Ray and and Reggie shot more threes made more threes and made them at a better percentage than Bird. (Not my opinion) that's factual information. Now if you're factoring in total field goal percentage Bird's total FG% was slightly higher than those guys but that includes total shots...lay ups, dunks, tip ins etc.

  5. kingryan69

    kingryan69Pred mesecem

    @Robert Williams bird was a far better shooter than reggie and ray. you clearly are too young to know that. Steph is another level.

  6. Robert Williams

    Robert WilliamsPred mesecem

    @B Vip Mic drop? (As in) you offered a meaningful refutation or as in your not savvy enough to even understand what you're reading or posting? That's rhetorical by the way. Is there a point related to this exchange that you wanted to make. Don't be that guy that just repeats "because I said so" just because you can't support what you're suggesting. It's okay to have an opinion, my comments however don't speak to my opinion.

  7. Antonio Silveira Guanaes Gomes

    Antonio Silveira Guanaes GomesPred dnevom

    If Larry Bird had the three point line? What is Richard Jefferson on?

  8. John B

    John BPred dnevom

    Larry shot 50% for his career? 🤦‍♂️

  9. Ευδόξιος Λεονταράς

    Ευδόξιος ΛεονταράςPred 2 dnevi

    Larry Bird was one of the 5 best basketball players ever. Luka is going to be in 5-6 years.

  10. Samuel JLS

    Samuel JLSPred 3 dnevi

    Jefferson should be ashamed of talking like a white man

  11. Khyrie Simpson

    Khyrie SimpsonPred 5 dnevi

    You can and we will

  12. vegastjg

    vegastjgPred 5 dnevi

    "Comparisons are the thief of joy." Theodore Roosevelt

  13. Krishna Hari Parajuli

    Krishna Hari ParajuliPred 6 dnevi

    And they're white

  14. David Krumme

    David KrummePred 8 dnevi

    Dumb. Only because they are both white.

  15. Krys Luvs Kush

    Krys Luvs KushPred 9 dnevi

    Matt Barnes🥴 put his bm on child support my idol

  16. Thomas

    ThomasPred 9 dnevi

    Old guy here. I watched Larry's career and I don't see the similarities other than the color of their skin. Both are great players, but very different.

  17. Shane Beck

    Shane BeckPred 11 dnevi

    They need to compare what difference rule changes have made. Which is a lot .

  18. First to Infinity

    First to InfinityPred 12 dnevi

    Why is she wearing a mask in the interview? lol she looks like she’s in a closet

  19. Phuq Cue

    Phuq CuePred 14 dnevi

    ESPN sucks. SLthrow needs to stop suggesting espn

  20. The Sordid Singer

    The Sordid SingerPred 14 dnevi

    He’s really an amalgamation of: Larry Bird James Harden Magic Johnson

  21. Josh Belz

    Josh BelzPred 14 dnevi

    Rachel Nicole’s sucks

  22. Zack Freeze

    Zack FreezePred 15 dnevi

    Espn is still on tv?? Why? You guys are garbage

  23. Dave Bielke

    Dave BielkePred 17 dnevi

    Oh stop....the notion is silly

  24. waterloo

    waterlooPred 18 dnevi

    He's more like Magic Johnson, plays with a smile on his face, but also is a prolific scorer like an MJ and Bird, cant believe some people thought he was another Detlef schrempf

  25. leon3

    leon3Pred 18 dnevi

    Bird had a higher basketball IQ

  26. Child Rebel Soulja

    Child Rebel SouljaPred 18 dnevi

    He’s Lebron without the hops.

  27. JanssenFromCanada

    JanssenFromCanadaPred 18 dnevi

    Two different eras, why make the comparison? Also "long way to go" says it all. Once again the media is doing what it does because of two of Larry Bird's teammates making a slight comparison. Luka (and Zion!) are my two favorite new stars. European fundamentals with rebounding and shooting and one of the most athletic talents I've ever seen in the NBA. But please...Larry Bird is a legend. Long way to go.

  28. Commander Shepard

    Commander ShepardPred 19 dnevi

    Larry is in my top 5 ever. He’s just different man. Kobe bird MJ Lebron Hakeem in no order are my top 5 right now. Luka could very well knock on the door when it’s all said and done.

  29. Jason Jacobs

    Jason JacobsPred 20 dnevi

    I don’t understand why people worship that generation to the extent that they do. Watching film and looking at stats together, I’m taking Luka over Bird without hesitation. He’s better than Bird. The old generation weren’t gods of basketball just because there was more physicality at times. If players aren’t getting better and better with each generation there’s something seriously wrong. It should be totally expected that later generations build on the previous generation’s legacy. And don’t even get me started on them putting Bird in the same category as Steph for shooting, that’s just absurd. Be real man.

  30. Mark Parent

    Mark ParentPred 20 dnevi

    Luca was saying he was better than Bird. They misunderstood him

  31. beterbutz

    beterbutzPred 20 dnevi

    This is so blatantly racist

  32. Erlyk Dalkien

    Erlyk DalkienPred 20 dnevi

    I don't see it.

  33. Georgie Boy

    Georgie BoyPred 21 dnevom

    Because he's white?

  34. Josh West Clips

    Josh West ClipsPred 22 dnevi

    Show the full clip of what he said, ESPN fake af

  35. Jorden Davis

    Jorden DavisPred 22 dnevi

    Luka is better than Larry

  36. Kris Holmes

    Kris HolmesPred 22 dnevi

    Nice Mic bro

  37. Sugu

    SuguPred 23 dnevi

    Can’t be Larry Bird because Larry was better.

  38. Sir Yuck Fou

    Sir Yuck FouPred 24 dnevi

    How many championship he got none where latry bird does

  39. Dickson Chan

    Dickson ChanPred 24 dnevi

    That's a unfinished sentence, you can't compare because...?

  40. Hakeem Allen

    Hakeem AllenPred 24 dnevi

    This is borderline racism...LOL 🤣

  41. Hakeem Allen

    Hakeem AllenPred 23 dnevi

    @Joe Bide Hos shooting stats were great lol. Just because he didn't attempt 10 3's a game like nowadays doesn't mean his stats were bad 🤣. You youngins I don't even know why I bother anymore I'm done here...

  42. Hakeem Allen

    Hakeem AllenPred 23 dnevi

    @Joe Bide LMAO stop it Bird above average in his TIME PERIOD?!! 👎Bird is an all time great shooter! Nothing in their game is alike...LUKA EVEN SAID YOU CANT COMPARE THEM...they only doing it for the obvious reason which we all know

  43. Hakeem Allen

    Hakeem AllenPred 23 dnevi

    @Joe Bide Yeah right Luka even said HIMSELF to not compare him so what makes anyone else think they could. His game is totally different than birds was. Larry was a way better shooter than Luka could dream of, and a better defender.

  44. William Kinnunen

    William KinnunenPred 25 dnevi

    I couldn't agree more with Luka. You can't compare him to Bird. Bird won 3 straight MVPs in the 80s, widely considered to be the best era in NBA history.

  45. Grease Monkey Jedi

    Grease Monkey JediPred 26 dnevi

    He plays like a light skinned Larry for sure !

  46. Sabbath oneseveneight

    Sabbath oneseveneightPred 26 dnevi

    I can hear Larry now, their comparing me to a white guy.🤣

  47. iW34Rglasses00

    iW34Rglasses00Pred 27 dnevi

    I think hes right Larry Legend is a better rebounder better defender and a better shooter, while doncic has better scoring, better handles and passes although the passing is arguable because Larry was more of a sf/pf and Luka is more of a pg so Larry didnt really control the offense as much.

  48. Johnathan Mumm

    Johnathan MummPred 28 dnevi

    This is like comparing every black hockey player to Jarome Iginla.

  49. MadRhetorik

    MadRhetorikPred 28 dnevi

    "You can't compare me to Larry Bird, you know, the things he's done. He's just way, way, I mean, more, more games to go. A long time. So you can't compare me to Larry Bird. And you know, I just want to keep hooping. Having fun out there playing basketball." - Luka Doncic word for word in the actual postgame interview.

  50. Pen Island

    Pen IslandPred 28 dnevi

    You can’t compare him to Larry Bird, he’s clearly been better than Larry was at that age

  51. Spencer Presley

    Spencer PresleyPred 28 dnevi

    Any white guy that's good at basketball Sports Media: IT'S LARRY BIRD REINCARNATED

  52. WastedYears

    WastedYearsPred 28 dnevi

    Of course you cant because he better than larry bird.

  53. steve clapper

    steve clapperPred 28 dnevi

    Well for once they were right! He has a very similar skill set and approach to the game and it's not just because he is white.

  54. Simón Escobar

    Simón EscobarPred 29 dnevi

    The only thing larry and luka have in common, is that they are unique players and goat talents

  55. Jeremiah

    JeremiahPred 29 dnevi

    What an insult to Bird. More like trying one day to win as many titles as Bill Laimbeer.

  56. Jack Glastra

    Jack GlastraPred 29 dnevi

    Larry Bird has rings.

  57. Ben Dagostino

    Ben DagostinoPred 29 dnevi

    Why do they compare him to larry bird? Because he's white? Their skill sets are nothing alike.

  58. Lamont L. Belton

    Lamont L. BeltonPred 29 dnevi

    He handles the ball more but he absolutely looks like Bird out there.

  59. jmiogo

    jmiogoPred 29 dnevi

    Larry isn’t dead, dummies

  60. Tracey KJ Thomas

    Tracey KJ ThomasPred 29 dnevi

    Lol totally different games ones a pf and the other is basically pg. the thing they have most in common is skin color 🤦🏾‍♂️

  61. Dead Jokes

    Dead JokesPred mesecem

    Luka haven’t changed my mine yet

  62. Michael Auger

    Michael AugerPred mesecem

    Although they are similar, Larry was a lot better passer and made teammates better.

  63. juan

    juanPred mesecem

    So they sayin here if luka boasts, media will hate on him. But if lebrong does it everyone loves him for it? Cmon now, exactly why i hated levrong in the furst place. This kid was 18 years old and has the maturity and professionalism way past lebron today.

  64. juan

    juanPred mesecem

    Lebrong: “I am the GOAT.”

  65. Mister Myself

    Mister MyselfPred mesecem

    Its like comparing the option to the run and shoot. This league is stat padding. If I had to depend on someone, it would be Bird.

  66. Grindcore Rager 40

    Grindcore Rager 40Pred mesecem

    I think Luka Doncic is the next Luka Doncic.

  67. Daniel Hacker

    Daniel HackerPred mesecem

    They are both good at playing at thier own pace, passing, and shooting but their dribbling and ball handling is quite a bit different.

  68. 24k Nick

    24k NickPred mesecem

    White and skilled = Larry bird I guess

  69. Chance Driscoll

    Chance DriscollPred mesecem

    Did Luka elaborate on why you can’t? Like, you can’t compare us because our play style is different? Or maybe, You can compare us because Larry has won so many titles and I haven’t done enough yet.

  70. louielouie51

    louielouie51Pred mesecem

    Bird is better...all day chump...

  71. elgriego331

    elgriego331Pred mesecem

    If Larry was able to carry the ball like NBA players can now he would average 15 more points a game.

  72. Chicken

    ChickenPred mesecem

    I like how if your white and can hoop you are automatically considered the next larry

  73. Gualter gutierrez

    Gualter gutierrezPred mesecem

    Just because he White... They all racist in usa

  74. s0meguy09

    s0meguy09Pred mesecem

    I think you have to die to be reincarnated but what do I know?


    TEXAS LONGHORNPred mesecem

    Imagine if every black guy was compared to Lebron and only lebron that would be racist but this isn’t?

  76. mokeski 21

    mokeski 21Pred mesecem

    Funny how libs don't want diversity in the NBA. Lol

  77. alan brivio

    alan brivioPred mesecem

    If Luka wasn't white, would people say the same? To me he is much more Maic than Bird for example...

  78. JOHN Houston

    JOHN HoustonPred mesecem

    There's no way on the Earth this guy is not even close to BIRD

  79. studio bauhaus

    studio bauhausPred mesecem

    They just saying the comparison cause he is white. This show is wack

  80. Rafael Santiago

    Rafael SantiagoPred mesecem

    is call respect.

  81. Mladen Medunic

    Mladen MedunicPred mesecem

    Yeah hes white therefore he's larry bird 🙄🙄🙄

  82. sleep deprived 69

    sleep deprived 69Pred mesecem

    U keep on comparing lmao. It brings just negative effects lmao

  83. Kavid

    KavidPred mesecem

    Larry Bird mad overrated

  84. Jonathan c

    Jonathan cPred mesecem

    Larry bird played with a three point line. I think the NBA added it in the late 70s.

  85. dogwithavlog

    dogwithavlogPred mesecem

    I think luka took it as an insult...

  86. SpiritualNvNDO

    SpiritualNvNDOPred mesecem

    If Larry heard this comparison and still had his back he’d call up Luka and call the place and the time bet on that

  87. Federman Carrillo

    Federman CarrilloPred mesecem

    Barnes must be losing it... Barnes just doesn't know enough of Larry Legend! I think if he would go back and do research, he would definitely change his mind... I'm not even a Celtic nor a Bird fan... Lakers all the way! But I respect the talent and history Bird has... Luka is nice... but come on! Bird would tell you the play and still score on you!!!!!

  88. Mobius DC

    Mobius DCPred mesecem

    Hes just being humble.Luka is hybrid larry bird.

  89. vinuzo

    vinuzoPred mesecem

    I see the passing and the post game. Neither are the quickest players on the court, both rely on perfect footwork to attack the basket and get off shots. I'd say Luka is more of a Bird-Harden merge though

  90. Devs2kwik

    Devs2kwikPred mesecem

    Lol they don’t have the same play style 😂 at all at all luka is most definitely a lebron or a magic.

  91. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis NedryPred mesecem

    Larry Legend. No other comparison

  92. Bandolero Sanjuan

    Bandolero SanjuanPred mesecem

    Rachel is garbage

  93. theshantanator

    theshantanatorPred mesecem

    He's very similar to Bird... except for his handles, speed, slashing ability, etc.

  94. 13rcampbell

    13rcampbellPred mesecem

    Comparing Luka to Bird is just because they're both white. we ALL know this

  95. AdMajoremDeiGloriam

    AdMajoremDeiGloriamPred mesecem

    literally the ONLY reason that people are comparing him to Bird is that he's white. Luka and Larry are both PHENOMENAL players but one is a SMALL FORWARD and one is a POINT GUARD

  96. Michael Brewer

    Michael BrewerPred mesecem

    Why are people so desperate for a great white hope? Im a white dude, not that it matters.

  97. ulu

    uluPred mesecem

    He better than larry

  98. Chuck Balkin

    Chuck BalkinPred mesecem

    Until Luka actually does something in the post season, yeah you can't compare him to Bird.

  99. Francisco Alvarado

    Francisco AlvaradoPred mesecem

    I see Jefferson, I exit the video. Simple

  100. laaannder

    laaannderPred mesecem

    1:33 BUT he did have the 3 point line.... wth

  101. Jered Steadman

    Jered SteadmanPred mesecem

    It's funny is Luca plays a lot more like magic at times

  102. S R

    S RPred mesecem

    There are very few similarities in their game. The comparison is like white commentators in the 60s comparing every good black baseball player to Jackie Robinson.

  103. Dan J

    Dan JPred mesecem

    It’s hilarious everyone gets so thrown off when someone in the NBA is being humble.

  104. Joe T

    Joe TPred mesecem

    Way to go ESPN. He's a great white basketball player so obviously you compare him to Bird 🙄. Their games are NOTHING alike.



    Lol Jokic plays more like Larry Bird than Luka

  106. Stephen Wade

    Stephen WadePred mesecem

    Luka is more of a magic

  107. Tommy Rex

    Tommy RexPred mesecem

    It's gotta be annoying to only get compared to players of your own race lol. Like, you mean he can't be as good as someone from another race it's ridiculous.