Scottie Pippen compares LeBron James to Michael Jordan based on stats
With how good LeBron James has been since entering the league back in 2003, many have compared him to the NBA’s greats, including the widely-considered best player of all time, Michael Jordan. Now, His Airness’ former teammate with the Chicago Bulls, Scottie Pippen, has chimed in on the comparison of the two.
The former seven-time All-Star recently appeared on SporstCenter Coast to Coast where he discussed their stats and why they are both great individual players. However, he added that they have different styles of play which makes it difficult to say who among them is better. Pippen highlighted the fact that Jordan is the hungrier scorer among the two, and that James looks to involve his teammates and passes more.
Now in his 14th season in the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers star forward is not showing any signs of slowing down and is still playing at a very high level. They are currently leading the Boston Celtics 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals and James can once again make the NBA Finals for the seventh consecutive season.
The numbers may not be similar because of how different they play, but in order for him to be considered at the same level as Jordan, many believe James needs to win more titles and be as close to the six the former five-time MVP won over his illustrious career. James still has the chance to chase Jordan, as the Cavs’ star is only 32-years-old, but regardless of how many he’ll end with upon retirement, he will still go down as one of the best to ever play the game.