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Scottie Pippen: LeBron could be better than MJ

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, May 27, 2011.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    On Mike & Mike this am, Scottie Pippen said:

    '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....'


    Is he:

    a) On medication?
    b) Finally venting 20 years of bitterness?
    c) Trying to mess with LeBron's mind by putting extra pressure on him?
    d) Just plain stupid?

    Feel free to add your own option.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He will say anything at any time that will keep him relevant. Has handled the transition out of the spotlight about as poorly as any athlete out there.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think it's bizarre that LeBron seems capable of scoring at will, but seems to choose not to. (I know that he had a poor shooting stretch last night, but he's such a freight train that he could have easily gotten to the line.)

    He's too unselfish.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sure he could.

    Be awhile before we find out.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's stupid.
    He's bitter.
    The more he talks down Jordan, the more he's talking up himself.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  7. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    How about not listening to Mike & Mike.
  8. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Scottie will say anything to be in the news.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    No kidding. But I've never listened to Mike and Mike, and by mid-morning I had already seen this story 200 times.
  11. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    The correct answer is d.

    Jordan was a great scorer who evolved into a great all-around player.

    James does everything well individually. But he has to take that next step -- winning a title or two or four -- to be up there with Jordan or even Bird and Magic, maybe even Kobe, too.
  12. Scottie makes some good points.

    LBJ is not the scorer or the shooter or the player in the clutch that MJ was.....but he's a better passer, a great defender who has shown versatility and just as good an overall athlete...and he's the size of Karl malone while MJ was the size of...well, a shooting guard.

    If LeBron somehow wins 4-6 rings, this would become a real debate....as it stands, he's still two years younger than Mike was when he won his first ring
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