Former Bulls star Scottie Pippen said on ESPN’s The Jump that a comparison shouldn’t be made between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Pippen played with Jordan to win six titles for Chicago and was asked to defend Jordan after Isaiah Thomas said he’d take James in an all-time matchup.
“Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever put on shoes and play in our game,” Pippen said. “I’m always asked to compare him to LeBron, and I try to make the best of it. But really, the comparison shouldn’t ever be made.”
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Pippen also explained that the two played different positions, with himself taking the James role of “point forward facilitator.” Jordan, meanwhile, was aksed to constantly score.
Pippen has gone back and forth in the past, but I think he was just trying to placate the LeBron-a-sexuals. Finally he told the truth.