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Scottie Pippen said what about Jordan?

Published on May 28, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen appeared on ESPN Radio Mike & Mike show on Friday and had some very interesting comments about Michael Jordan and LeBron James.  Pippen, a hall of famer won six championships with Jordan and the Bulls in the mid 90’s.  Pippen had a front row seat last night to watch the Miami Heat and Lebron James beat the Chicago Bulls to go to the NBA Championship.  Here are the comments made by Pippen, he thinks James might be a better overall player than Jordan.

Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game, but I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he is so potent offensively that not only can he score at will but he keeps everybody involved.

Wow Scottie you really can’t believe what you just said, you saw Jordan’s talent every night.  I consider Jordan the best basketball player to ever live, as do most other people.  Jordan won six championships with the Bulls.  He was as clutch as they come I don’t even know how many last second shot’s Jordan made, the one I will always remember is the shot he hit to beat the Utah Jazz. 

Jordan always brought his game up a level in the playoffs for his career he averaged 30.1 points per game in the regular season compared to 33.4 in the playoffs.  He also averaged more assists and rebounds during the playoffs.  I like players who bring their game up another level during playoff time.

Jordan always made his teammates better; he didn’t have any other super stars around him.  Pippen should thank Jordan for making him the player he was.  If Pippen is playing with another team there is no way he is a hall of famer.  Jordan always brought intensity to the game when he played, he always showed that desire.  Jordan was also a great leader.

So far James has zero championships, while he might win one this year, he still five more to catch up with Jordan.  James couldn’t win a championship in Cleveland, so he joined 2 other stars to play for the Miami Heat this season.  Even if Lebron wins championships with the Heat, many people will say it is Dwyane Wade team.  That’s because Wade already won a championship in Miami.

 James wasn’t able to make his teammates better in Cleveland.  During last year’s playoff run it looked like to many that James quit against the Boston Celtics.  You would have never seen Jordan do that.  James assist per game and rebound per game go down during the playoffs.  James hasn’t hit the last second to win that all important game, sure he is starting to be more clutch down the stretch, but he still has to learn to be clutch with 10 seconds left.

This shouldn’t even be a comparison, because Jordan is the best basketball players of all time, maybe we can have this cconversation again when James has 6 rings.  Even if James has 6 rings or more to me it won’t matter.


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