Scottie Pippen Smashes Isiah Thomas For LeBron Over Jordan Comment

Scottie Pippen Smashes Isiah Thomas For LeBron Over Jordan Comment


Scottie Pippen is one of the most underrated players in league history; not only for his skills and ability, but also for the fact he was Batman’s (Michael Jordan) partner-in-crime, Robin (Scottie Pippen) for many years in Chicago. Considered the greatest duo of all-time, Jordan and Pippen had extreme success, winning six NBA titles together.

That’s one of the reasons Pippen is one of the biggest defenders of Jordan’s case for ‘Greatest of All Time’, whenever the debate comes up. In this never-ending debate, Isiah Thomas has been the latest former star to put in his two cents. Thomas picked LeBron James over Jordan, saying:


“There’s a debate in terms of Jordan and LeBron. And on any given night, who do you like. For me I look at the total body of work of LeBron James as a basketball player. And if I had to pick one over the other, right now I’m picking LeBron James over Michael Jordan because Jordan would beat you at scoring. But this guy beats you at everything.”



Scottie Pippen was displeased with this statement and, during an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump on Friday, blasted Thomas for it. Pippen said:


“I don’t agree with nothing Zeke ever said, I don’t even agree with nothing he ever did.”

“Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever put on shoes and play in our game. 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.”

“There’s no game I would ever play in and pick LeBron James over Michael Jordan. No game.”


I’ve never been a big fan of this debate. Clyde Drexler always says that he isn’t a fan of comparing eras, and I absolutely agree with him on that. There will always be a ‘Team Jordan’ who is insulted to bring LeBron or anyone else into the GOAT debate, as well as a ‘Team LeBron’ who claims that LeBron is GOAT. Never have I seen anyone from either side change their opinion, and it probably won’t ever happen. So it may be time to stop comparing the two. Just like John Saudners once said:


“Why don’t we love LeBron, like we love Jordan. Isn’t it time we stop expecting him to be like Mike? We criticize LeBron not for what we know, but what we think we know. For instance, we think LeBron can’t win without picking his teammates. But we do know, they can’t win without him. We think we know LeBron’s biggest plan is to be a billionaire. But we know, he gives millions of dollars towards educating the underpriviledged. And we think he’s not as good as Jordan. Even as we do know he is one of the greatest of all time. So it’s time I know to stop expecting what we think he should be and appreciate LeBron for what we know he is. At least that’s what I’m going to do.”


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