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Lebron James Responds To Scottie Pippen: "I'm Not Better Than Michael Jordan"


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.”


He adds,

“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.

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  • aleximaq

    LeBron is a special person…… a special player. He will never fill Jordan’s shoes because he has his own shoes…. and I think they are bigger. Yes, LeBron is better than Jordan was at this point on his career. I think LeBron did the PC thing by making this comment. But deep down he knows who he his……..go Bron Bron…..the Heat will beat the Mavs in the finals.

  • loop

    i hope the heat win but the mavs aint no joke

  • D. Brown

    He’s not now or ever will be better than Jordan. Jordan is a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Lebron is not even better than Kobe. I would go as far as to say Lebron has peaked.

  • G. Legend

    Ok bottom line…….lebron is perhaps the most gifted ahlete to ever play this game of basketball. Now as far as putting him in the discussion as MJ or the other all-time greats, he has a very long way to go. He may maybe a better ahlete than MJ ever was, but they are some intangibles than you just can’t measure, like that killer instinct for example. Lebron never was a clutch performer until now and he’s still makes stupid decisions or disappears from time to time. MJ, however, has been icewater since birth.