Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

Photo: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
Bird beat Johnson into basketball's Hall of Fame, getting inducted in 1998, then serving as Johnson's presenter in 2002. The two men combined for eight NBA titles, six MVP awards and 24 All-Star selections -- without ever winning a single scoring title. Bird went 147-67 in three seasons as Indiana's head coach, earning the Coach of the Year award in 1998, and now is the Pacers' president of basketball operations. He one-upped Johnson in one other category, too, by never hosting a late-night talk show.

More Galleries

Most Recent: Most Popular: Related:
Facebook Twitter Mobile Podcast RSS Tablet Subscribe Get SI to Go using the following services
SI.com
Hot Topics: Boston Marathon NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs LaMarcus Aldridge Dwyane Wade Carlos Gomez
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint