The article discusses the clutch performances of NBA legends Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. While Jordan is considered one of the most clutch players in history, former coach Pat Riley believes he would choose Bird to save his life. Bird's ability to stay calm under pressure earned him respect from opposing teams and he had four buzzer-beaters while his team was trailing. He also averaged 27 points per game in Game 7 situations. Both players were known for their elite scoring abilities, but Bird's killer instinct made him a reliable option in critical moments.