Speaking on ESPN Radio Friday morning, Bulls legend Scottie Pippen did the unexpected, declaring LeBron James may be the greatest basketball player ever, even moreso than his running mate Michael Jordan. You can bet that many Bulls fans are both shocked and outraged.
“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game,” Pippen said. “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 Ps and Qs on defense. 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.”
Is this blasphemy, or does Pippen have a point here? What’s your take?