UPDATE: Naturally, Scottie Pippen has backtracked a bit now that he realized how much attention his comments are getting. “Don’t get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest,” Pippen said on his Twitter account Friday afternoon. “But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday.” Yeah, maybe after about four championships. Sometimes it’s just too little, too late, Scottie.
UPDATE II: LeBron James responds to Pippen saying he’s not in the conversation.
Talk about a bomb being dropped to begin the long weekend. As we kick off this Memorial Day holiday weekend, let us be reminded of how seriously Michael Jordan takes being considered the greatest player of all-time. Jordan is a man who won six championships and five league MVP awards. He’s also a man who strongly believes he could score 100 points in a game with the way it is played today. On top of that, he took the liberty of blasting LeBron James for joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, saying he never would have dreamed of teaming up with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
The egotistical M.J. is likely not going to be pleased when he finds out his sidekick, Scottie Pippen, went Judas on him Friday morning on Mike and Mike in the Morning. As SI Hot Clicks pointed out, Pippen made some comments on the show that will likely infuriate Jordan and the entire city of Chicago.
“Michael Jordan may be the greatest scorer to ever play the game, but I may go so far as to say LeBron James is the greatest player to ever play the game,” Pippen told Mike and Mike.