Scottie Pippen reacts to Luka Doncic-Michael Jordan comparisons
Pippen famously served alongside Jordan on the Bulls teams that dominated the ’90s. Together, the two icons won six championships. Moreover, they became close friends. If anyone knows the greatness of His Airness, it’s Pippen.
Earlier this week, Doncic passed Jordan for the most consecutive games with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists (since the 1976 merger), which led to this debate. Luka has 19 such games, while Jordan had 18 in March of 1989.
When asked for his take, Pippen gave a brief reply:
“He got six titles yet?” Pippen said with a smirk, via TMZ Sports.
In a true sign of humility, Doncic actually agreed with Pippen’s stance on Jordan’s greatness.
“There are a lot of stats going on,” Doncic said, via Yahoo Sports. “I think it’s a little bit too much [about] stats.
“You can’t compare anybody to Michael Jordan. He’s one of a kind. Those are just stats.”
Doncic has played exceptionally well through the early stages of this campaign. In his 23 appearances, the Slovenian-born star has racked up averages of 30.0 points on 47.6 percent shooting from the field (32.0 percent from beyond the arc), 9.8 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.4 minutes per outing.
Luka Doncic will likely never reach MJ’s level, but the phenom appears destined for greatness. For now, though, he’ll stay focused on leading the Mavs in their push for the postseason.