One of the most skilled left-handed basketball players isn't even a natural lefty. Celtics legend Larry Bird iconically logged a "lefty" triple-double in a 1986 game against the Portland Trail Blazers, meaning he scored 10 of his 21 field goals with his "off" hand while also notching double-digit rebounds and assists. The reason he leaned on his left-hand skills? "I'm saving my right hand for the Lakers," he said of his team's rivals, who they later defeated on the way to winning that year's NBA championship. True-blue lefty pro basketball players include James Harden, Jalen Rose, Chris Bosh, Manu Ginobili, David Robinson and Bill Russell.