Scottie Pippen Says LeBron James Might Be Better Than Michael Jordan

The Miami Heat left the Chicago Bulls wounded last night, and who's come along to rub in the salt? None other than Scottie Pippen. Michael Jordan's former right-hand-man was on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning today and said that LeBron James might actually be a better basketball player than Jordan.

"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," said Pippen.

Pippen, as we know from his wife's participation on Real Housewives of Miami, currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, solid Heat territory. Seems even Pippen couldn't resist the local excitement over the Heat.

"You have to be on your Ps and Qs on defense," continued Pippen. "No guy on the basketball court is not a threat to score with LeBron James out there. Not only will LeBron dominate from the offensive end as well, but he's also doing it on the defensive end which really makes him the complete package. He's able to get in those passing lanes, shoot those gaps and create transition opportunities where he is pretty much unstoppable."

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Kyle Munzenrieder