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White like Larry

Is Adam Morrison really similar to Larry Bird? Or, Chuck Klosterman wonders, are we falling into a psychological trap with that comparison?

Updated: December 6, 2006, 2:49 PM ET
By Chuck Klosterman | Special to Page 2

Note: This column was originally published Jan. 11, 2006.

Adam Morrison is kind of like Larry Bird. He's not exactly like Larry Bird, but he's closer to Bird than any college player of the past 20 years. This similarity, it would seem, is obvious. However, I find myself uncomfortable writing the sentence, "Adam Morrison is kind of like Larry Bird." I am well aware some people will consider this sentiment to be potentially racist, and my unconscious, internal reaction is to mildly agree ...

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