Lebron James Responds To Scottie Pippen's Claims That He's Better Than Michael Jordan
Lebron James has responded to claims by former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen that he's a better player than basketball legend Michael Jordan.
As previously reported, Pippen made the comment last week during ESPN television/radio show Mike & Mike In The Morning.
"Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play the game. I may go so far as saying LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game."
According to James however, while flattering---the statement's simply not true.
He tells Miami's The Sun Sentinel,
"Michael's an unbelievable player. I've got a long way—long way—to be mentioned as far as one of the all-time greats. Not even just Jordan. There's a lot of great players who have played in this league. Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all these guys who are floating around with multiple rings, Bill Russell, all these guys who have pioneered this game."
"I'm gracious. Humbled by Scottie's comments, especially with him being a teammate of his and seeing Michael on a day-to-day basis. But as far as me, I'm not going to sit here and say I'm better than Jordan. I'm not better than Jordan."
Pippen has yet to respond.