Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 11:54 am  |  29 responses

Pippen on MJ: ‘We all know he’s the greatest’

Pip’s backing off his comment, but frankly, we still wonder if Scottie still thinks LeBron may be the best player ever: “After the Bulls lost to the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, former Bull Scottie Pippen said LeBron James, not his former teammate Michael Jordan, may be the greatest basketball player ever. Pippen backed off those comments Friday, saying they were taken out of context as he simply was trying to praise James. ‘There’s nothing really to say,’ Pippen said. ‘The comments I made were basically giving LeBron some props as a player, not to dismantle any player like Michael. We all know he’s the greatest player who ever played the game. It was taken a little out of context. I was doing more of a conclusion from the statistics more than the accolades.’”

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  • ripslam

    Don’t try to backtrack, you tool.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Sorry MJ, Scottie’s the best backpeddler ever.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    yea, after your prize pocession flopped in the finals.. someone should just ban him from public speaking…. And i am a huuuuuge fan of his


    Personally im glad Scottie finally come 2 his senses. Would have been worse had tried 2 continue w/his initial stance. Just would have continued 2 look like a fool and he knew it. We all knew his initial comment couldn’t be more further from the truth.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Scottie went on rehab..

  • capostat

    If Scottie responded with his “clarification” right after Dallas won, and the world was stomping on Lebron, his credibility would have been made to be like that of a 10 year old who foolishly makes snap judgments. Scottie knew how lame he would look in that case, so instead he decides to wait a little bit that we might not instantly link the outcome of Finals, to his sudden “change of heart” about who’s the best player in NBA history. Funny thing is that he still looks lame, because now we’ve all moved on about Lebron and the Finals, he’s “haphazardly” broaching the subject again.

  • horsey

    Champ Bailey is the best back peddler ever..

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    Melo has the best” Slap and then backpedal” combo

  • doyouwantmore

    I’m gonna let you finish, but Scottie Pippen had the best foot in his mouth of all time. Of all time!

  • staywhack38

    I’m so glad to see lequeen loose. I can’t wait to see MELO get a ring before lequeen! Watch I’ve been saying this for a long time

  • Del

    Scottie Pippen still getting told what to do I see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Yeah sure Scottie, it was taken a little out of context. And the best back-peddler is not Champ Bailey, it’s Deion Sanders

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Can a man have his own opinion without getting crucified?

  • Dre81

    @JTaylor21 You seem Mad lil kid that lebron was exposed

    or maybe You are scottie Pippen

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Not when comparing Lebron to MJ.

  • Hugo

    LMFAO @ royal

  • robb

    yes Pippen, we all know it.

  • http://AOLDialer Larry J

    MJ never run around looking for some one to win him a ring
    LaBron is a LOOSER

  • Yesse

    Ofcourse he is gonna eat his words, because LeBron lost in the finals.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Scottie needs to busy himself with some studio work, or something.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Well, Wilt Chamberlain is still the GOAT of NBA basketball. And people shouldn’t have obsessed over Scottie’s remarks in the first place. It’s his opinion. Not a great opinion, admittedly, but still his opinion. lol.

  • lockon

    if heat would have won this year im xur pip wouldnt have backed off

  • lockon

    if heat would have won this year im xur pip wouldnt have backed off. but that didnt happen of course…

  • imawesome

    CELTICS!!!!!!!!! CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!! im awesome

  • imawesome

    CELTICS!!!!!!!!! im awesome

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    No your Glen Davis.

  • brandon

    my respect for pippen went down AGAIN

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Scottie pippen’s opinion… Is his… I don’t see why it bothers you guys

  • Mooney10

    I don’t like the comment. How can you say that when your boy just won you 6 rings? Dumb…So…Dumb!