"Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game," Pippen said Friday on "Mike & Mike In The Morning" on ESPN Radio. "But I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he is so potent offensively that not only can he score at will but he keeps everybody involved. "You have to be on your P's and Q's on defense. No guy on the basketball court is 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." - ESPNChicago.com
Now, the firestorm went off after that. People act like Scottie said something bad about one of your kids. In my opinion, Scottie was speaking his mind and he wasn't trying to usurp Jordan and his abilities. He wasn't saying that right now, LBJ is better than Jordan, but if you listen to him, he really was saying that all the tools are there. Personally, if Pippen would have said that LBJ is better than Mike, right now, I'd have called the Bulls myself and asked if they could drug test him immediately and I would have helped hold him down if Jordan wanted to come off the top rope (Ultimate Warrior style, RIP). But listen again to his comments and take into consideration what he was saying.
It should have gone something like this: LeBron has all of the tools to be the best that ever played this game, but it's going to be up to him whether he uses all those tools and has the drive to achieve that standing.
Maybe everyone could have slept better that way. For now, leave Scottie alone and get off his n*$*. He didn't say anything bad about your kid or your momma, so respect the man for his opinion.