Scottie Pippen Says LeBron the Best Player Ever, Blows Up Twitter

    May 27, 2011
    Josh Wolford

Hall of Famer and former member of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of basketball Scottie Pippen went on ESPN’s Mike and Mike this morning and said something that has absolutely blown up on Twitter.

He said that LeBron James is better than his former teammate and NBA god Michael Jordan.

“”Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far to say LeBron James is probably the greatest player to ever play the game. Not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved.”

He went on to say that, “LeBron James will dominate the game on the offensive end and he’s able to do it on the defensive end as well. He can get in those passing lanes and dominate the game.”

Oh snap.

Pippen has rattled of a series of tweets defending himself to the heat he is taking for his comments:

For all of you that don’t know , I played the game you keep watching and cheering. 5 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Don’t get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest. But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday. 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Every NBA generation has a new set of stars and LeBron is there as the best all around player in the game. 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

“Scottie Pippen” has been trending pretty much all day, and the hashtag #scottiepippentweets is also a top trend on Twitter. It seems to be an odd combination of obviously untrue statements and the Kanye West “Imma let you finish meme.”

Jay-Z is a beast and all but Waka Flocka Flame is the best rapper alive #ScottiePippenTweets 52 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

#scottiepippentweets Phil Jackson won a lot of games, but Kevin McHale could be the best coach of all time 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

iPods aight but my Zune where its at #ScottiePippenTweets 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Richard Pryor was funny and all, but Dane Cook’s the best comedian ever #ScottiePippenTweets 3 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

C’mon guys, the man did play with Jordan. He was simply stating an opinion.. Maybe a little too early in LeBron’s career to make that statement but it’s definitely not a crazy stance to take. Too bad Kobe’s probably better than both of them.


Josh Wolford
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