Every fan has some sort of fetish where they must compare players both past and present. It doesn't matter if one guy played in the '70s and the other in present day.
Why? Because it's fun.
I hate comparing two players within team sports. There are so many variables, so much circumstantial evidence. It truly is an impossible feat.
However, I am going to take a leap and attempt to compare one facet of an NBA player. Versatility.
Larry Bird of the '80s against LeBron James. Who is the more versatile player?