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Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 12:25 pm  |  87 responses

Alonzo Mourning Agrees With Scottie Pippen that LeBron Would Beat Jordan (VIDEO)

This again?

Scottie Pippen’s admiration of LeBron James has never been kept secret. And according to Alonzo Mourning—who works for the Miami Heat, and could have been joking around—Scottie said LeBron would wipe the floor with Michael Jordan: “I’m gonna tell you what Scottie said. Scottie said that LeBron would kick MJ’s ass. And I said, ‘Scottie, you’re right.’”

(H/T: Pro Basketball Talk)

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  • da_biz

    And we’re off….

  • shockexchange

    There’s yellow top, WMD and that molly. Scottie and Zo on that other stuff – they smokin’ that “Mid-life Crisis.”

  • ChosenOne

    As I said on the Kobe v MJ post the other day…

    “Compare their actual games”
    NOT their Careers…
    3…2…1.. go!

  • ChosenOne

    As I said on the Kobe v MJ post the other day…

    “Compare their actual games”
    NOT their Careers…
    3…2…1.. go!

  • patrick

    ya, he’s got 2″ inches (maybe 3″?). If they both were the same height, who would win at 1 on 1?

  • patrick

    ya, he’s got 2″ inches (maybe 3″?). If they both were the same height, who would win at 1 on 1?

  • MUBWAR

    but they’re not mj is about 6’6 190 200 the other 6’8 260

  • MUBWAR

    but they’re not mj is about 6’6 190 200 the other 6’8 260

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    If you want to call LeBron 6’8″ then MJ is actually 6’4″
    .
    That’s their heights without shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    If you want to call LeBron 6’8″ then MJ is actually 6’4″
    .
    That’s their heights without shoes.

  • bike

    LeBron wouldn’t kick his ass. It would be a pretty even matchup. Jordan had the best head and shoulder fake of anyone who played any sport but he would be going up against one of the strongest and skilled big guys to ever play the game. It would be a dogfight. Coin toss.

  • bike

    LeBron wouldn’t kick his ass. It would be a pretty even matchup. Jordan had the best head and shoulder fake of anyone who played any sport but he would be going up against one of the strongest and skilled big guys to ever play the game. It would be a dogfight. Coin toss.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you can’t compare their games. they played over a decade apart. The game has changed. You can only compare their careers. Different training, different competition, different rules.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you can’t compare their games. they played over a decade apart. The game has changed. You can only compare their careers. Different training, different competition, different rules.

  • ChosenOne

    Well in that case, MJ wins.
    Although LeBron has years to go yet to really cement his.

  • ChosenOne

    Well in that case, MJ wins.
    Although LeBron has years to go yet to really cement his.

  • spit hot fiyah

    a miami guy taking lebrons side…nothing here

  • spit hot fiyah

    a miami guy taking lebrons side…nothing here

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah i mean when it’s all said and done LeBron has a chance. But it’s just not fair to anyone to judge a guy in one generation on how his skills would transfer to another’s.
    .
    For instance…and the sake of an extreme, imagine Jordan (the Jordan we all watched) played in the 60s……..he would have been beating people so badly that another team would have purposefully hurt him. It would have been like putting Rambo in ancient Egypt…..with all of his weapons.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah i mean when it’s all said and done LeBron has a chance. But it’s just not fair to anyone to judge a guy in one generation on how his skills would transfer to another’s.
    .
    For instance…and the sake of an extreme, imagine Jordan (the Jordan we all watched) played in the 60s……..he would have been beating people so badly that another team would have purposefully hurt him. It would have been like putting Rambo in ancient Egypt…..with all of his weapons.

  • uqk

    wilt will whoop his ass :D

  • uqk

    wilt will whoop his ass :D

  • LP @ThisisEther

    well, I’m just gonna compare the fact the one of the guys often plays POWER forward and the other plays the 2… its hard to compare 2 different positions…….and I still think Mike would beat him by 4….

    But I’ll take the discussion bait:

    Its not like Lebron is known for a extremely consistent post game and backing guys down and dunking them in the rim….he has developed a decent post game as of late, but he won’t crush MJ in the post with a array of post moves and Duncan-like jump hooks….also, Any driving lanes MJ would be quick enough to cut them ALL off………MJ was ferocious on Defense, if anybody remembers……Finally, MJs offensive repertoire and consistency will win out…BALLLLGAME.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    well, I’m just gonna compare the fact the one of the guys often plays POWER forward and the other plays the 2… its hard to compare 2 different positions…….and I still think Mike would beat him by 4….

    But I’ll take the discussion bait:

    Its not like Lebron is known for a extremely consistent post game and backing guys down and dunking them in the rim….he has developed a decent post game as of late, but he won’t crush MJ in the post with a array of post moves and Duncan-like jump hooks….also, Any driving lanes MJ would be quick enough to cut them ALL off………MJ was ferocious on Defense, if anybody remembers……Finally, MJs offensive repertoire and consistency will win out…BALLLLGAME.

  • MUBWAR

    common nbk mj is at least taller than wade

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    6’4-3/4″ without shoes from what i can find. Wade was 6’3-3/4″ when his height was taken before his draft.
    .
    Most guys are an inch or two shorter than they are listed.
    .
    Except the new age of wings. James/Melo/Durant/George are all taller than they are listed.
    .
    Or they are listed by their barefoot height, instead of their height with shoes like everyone else.

  • MUBWAR

    kd is 7 f tall no argument the other 3 look about 6`8. just watch a video of bosh talking to lbj

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LeBron is something like 6’9″ with shoes on. Melo is 6’10″ with shoes. Paul George is 7’0″ with shoes. These guys are just so big that it’s hard to even believe.

  • MUBWAR

    melo is pretty close to bosh in this pic

  • LakeShow

    Egyptians were renowned marksmen with state of the art bow and arrows, along with the finest forged metals that went well beyond the greater Mesopotamian area.

    Rambo was an inefficient, none-the-less well armed, hobo.

    I take MJ.

    Wait…what just happened here…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lmao!

  • Sérgio

    Seriously? 6’4” is Jason Kidd’s territory.

    So, Kobe would be closer to 6’4 than 6’6” too? Cause he looks exaclty as tall as MJ.

  • So Be It

    LBJ clearly is better than Scottie Pippen and Alonzo Mourning put together. MJ would kick Pippen’s rear end since he taught him everything and MJ already whipped Mourning’s behind a number of times in the post season; so, men keep on gossiping like women do.

  • Dagger

    MJ was ferocious on defense, but he couldn’t defend Magic and he’d have even more problems with Lebron.

  • TR

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/LeBron-James-2967/links/

    LBJ at 18 was 6’7″ w/out shoes. Prob grew a little since then.

    http://www.inflexwetrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/zz3-lala-vazquez-carmelo-anthony-michael-jordan-allstar2010.jpg

    MJ’s at a bit of an angle, but it looks like hes just a little shorter than Melo here

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yep

  • Slick Ric

    Man please, LBJ just had a tough time scoring against Jimmy butler…..MJ would kick his ass. Watch how hard its going to be for him with paul george….

  • Jay Cutler

    The problem with these comparisons is that people forget that MJ was destroying the league at a time when nutrition and training where two decades behind what’s Kobe and LeBron profited off. If you want to compare MJ to today’s players then you have to account for the scary fact that he would have all the treatments and enhancements and training advancements that lebron and Kobe have. He would be faster and stronger and healthier, just like the average NBA 2 guard of today.

    When you compare apples and apples, you see that there’s no question.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that’s just a little? that looks like a good 3 if not 4″…. and we can’t see how they are standing at all. Plus Jordan looks closer to the camera……

    .

    http://blitzsportsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/gary-payton-michael-jordan.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    In this picture he is taller than Derrick Williams. Whose height without shoes IS 6′.725″

    .

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Derrick-Williams-5811/

  • AQWORD

    … so the game is tied. MJ sinks with ease . Game . Who got next ?

  • AQWORD

    what do you meant coin toss , there aint no coin toss. it’s Bron or MJ for that last shot. & Money is Gametime ! Who got next ?

  • AQWORD

    smthn like 3 inches close

  • TR

    Yeah i was thinking the same thing then i saw this picture and decided to not trust the photos from this night anymore, haha

    http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jordan+Brand+Presents+Fabulous+23+Dinner+k5vrrHhjJyml.jpg

  • RKJ92

    Ya but Bron’ mastered the “rules” Shock.. :-/

  • bike

    If they played 10 games of one on one, my bet is LeBron would win 5, and Jordan would win 5. If had to bet on who would win one game, I’d flip a coin to guess winner.

  • EJ

    According to draft express Paul George is 6’8.75 with shoes. Melo with shoes is 6’7.5

  • robb

    I’m surprised Scottie would think Lebron would beat MJ. Lebron is not a great 1 on 1 player. Melo would beat him, Kobe would beat him, and MJ obviously would beat him. I understand this coming from Zo, but not from Pippen.

  • shockexchange

    What has the Shock Exchange wrought?

  • robb

    what about Russ Westbrook then?

  • Harlem_World

    That’s not true. Jordan is a legit 6’6 and Bron is a legit 6’8. If anyone, it’s Pippen who is taller than his listed. He’s 6’9 for real. Bron at a maximum has 2″ Jordan, but MJ’s quickness in his prime is not something Lebron would be able to handle. Lebron also is not a great one one one player. He’s good and athletic, but not a great. Kobe in his prime beats Lebron one on one. MJ beats both of them, but the Kobe/Jordan game would be the better match up.

  • Harlem_World

    And just to clear up authenticity and examination of pictures – I’ve been fortunate to meet all 3 in person at different times in my adult life, so I am talking from first hand experience.

  • harlem_world

    Magic and Lebron are 2 completely different players. Magic plays well ON THE FLOOR and can back you up and shoot the short jump hook, which makes him harder to guard 1on1 half court. Lebron doesn’t have a better post game than magic, which is what 1on1 at that level ultimately comes down to – back down’s and finish at rim, unless you have the wet mid-range pull up, which Jordan has on lock. Lebron is always going to be better in a 5 on 5 game over a 1on1 match up.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well i know for sure that Paul George grew 2″ after his rookie year. He said so, teammates said so, trainers said so.
    .
    Carmelo i’ve just been led to believe he’s much bigger than listed. I’ve been shown pictures, and conversations from NBA guys. Maybe he is only 6’7″ – i can’t say i know for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL, oh because you say so.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you met them barefoot?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    6’2.25″ without shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    who knows for sure. it’s not really that relevant either way. standing reach is much more important.

  • pposse

    yo i got like every single pair of relevant jordans ever made, im bout to do my own height test and get back to y’all

  • http://www.facebook.com/crissblaziny Criss Blaziny

    i was a Kemp fan and i was a Mj hater back in the day but MJ is better then lebron !

  • Psycho8

    Some of these statements are hilarious. It sounds like MJ’s thing is bigger than LBJ’s, no wait a sec!!! Kobe’s thing is bigger. Guys get a life and play some bball.
    @ Nbk i bet you know the size of their thing too with and without rubber lol!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol dope

  • rainonyourparade

    You are correct Mr. Know it All. It’s not that are lying, its that there is a formula typically used by the NBA. You add 1 1/2 inches to a players height without shoes for their listed height. That is actually a fact. Its not opinion or conspiracy. Jordan is 6’4 and change. That is why his listed height is 6’6″. Lebron actually grew from his listed height.

  • yallknownothing

    Kobe is slightly taller. Not by much though. Kobe was measured as a 17 year old high school kid. Jordan did 3 years of college. That alone accounts for why their listed heights are the same, but Kobe has him by at least half an inch. Kidd’s listed height is 6’4″. You know he’s not that height without shoes.

  • thesage

    Yea, maybe if LeBron and Michael played today.

  • Billy Sunday

    lebron is actually 6’7.25″ w/o shoes

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  • Datkid

    except Lebron doesn’t need to score on you to beat you lol. Do you really actually think if he had needed too that Lebron wouldn’t have just gone right through Jimmy Butler? and you must be on meth if you really think Paul
    George can slow Bron down after he dropped 40 20 and 10 on him last year.

  • Datkid

    I think MJ would have a LOT of problems defending him, and a lot less then Lebron would have defending him. But MJ would be more athletic and skilled than anyone Lebron’s ever faced.(we all know MJ is incredibly athletic, but he’s a lot more athletic than you think he is word to @disqus_rOeXXBD2qs:disqus ) Lebron is my dude but I gotta go with MJ here. In 10 games MJ wins 6 and Lebron wins 4. IMO.

  • Datkid

    lmfaooooo

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    That is his height when he was an 18 year old

  • http://twitter.com/ec_lkhaa Will Lee

    fufck you

  • Kent Kanada

    Like many, I am MJ biased but if you take both players in their prime, I hate to say it but I’d go with LBJ. MJ was more skilled and just in a world of his own in the 1990′s. He did so much for the game on an off the court that makes him the greatest. But in my opinion I think the physical dominance (height, speed, strength, jump, etc) of LBJ outweighs MJ’s skill in one-on-one at least. Not to say that LBJ isn’t skilled but MJ definitely wins that category.

  • Michael Fang

    Yea but it’s all comparative. MJ didn’t get the treatments etc that you said but neither did his opponents. Lebron does but so do his opponents it’s an even footing. If anything MJ had a step up because his trainer Grover is still regarded as one of the best.

  • Mike From Spain

    Paul George a 7 footer? I’d never guessed. I thought Lebron was longer than him. Wow

  • Mike From Spain
  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You’ll notice how tall he is in this series

  • Feez_22

    Paul George? LOL. Since 2011, lebron has avg 26.4ppg, 8.3rpg, 5.9apg on 51% shooting against the pacers. Absolutely killed paul george for 40-18-9 in game 4 of last years playoffs. This year, lebron has had games of 22-10-4 on 50%, 28-6-3 on 52% and 13-6-7 on 50% (BTW the heat won the game where he had numbers of 13-6-7).

    In last years playoffs, lebron avg 30ppg, 10.8 rebs per, 6.2 assists per on 50.4% against indiana. Ofc paul didn’t defend lebron through games 1-3 (granger did mostly) but they rotated coverages between granger and paul from games 4-6 and it made no difference. G4-G6 he scored 40, 30 and 28 on 51%, 63.2% and 52.2% fg% respectively. SMH

    Look… I don’t think lebron is as good as mike jordan. However, saying it is going to be hard for lebron to score on paul is pretty ridiculous. As a matter of fact… the overrating of paul george has been magnificent and perplexing to me. Paul george is a good defender but even when players go past him, he funnels them into roy hibbert who basically goes straight up every time, is 7’2 and is devastating defensively when not in foul trouble. Paul george is overrated. 17ppg on 42% this yr, 19ppg on 40% in the playoffs. Standalone defense is overrated bc he can be overpowered inside but funnels to hibbert. Overrated player.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    sidenote: While describing Paul George’s defense, you INADVERTENTLY described Kobe Bryant’s defense… just a fun fact

  • LP @ThisisEther

    sidenote: While describing Paul George’s defense, you INADVERTENTLY described Kobe Bryant’s defense… just a fun fact

  • Feez_22

    Kobe plays defense? :o

  • robb

    when you play 1 on 1 you definitely need to score to beat the other player. 7 likes? lol.

  • Datkid

    way to misinterpret my comment you pompous ass. I was saying in terms of basketball as a team game. Can you read?

  • OMG

    Paul goerge is 7’0??? LOL You’re really way in over your head with your opinions. Like their always facts. Lol

  • OMG

    if it’s not really relevant than why are you discussing it.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    because i was bored.

  • proguy

    Baloney, Jordan is in a league by himself, and for Pippen to say something like that is really low. What disloyalty.

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