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Pippen Calls This Great

This post is basically an excuse to show you that video.  Chump.

Perhaps the worst part of LeBron likely winning a ring this year is the fact that, after his playoffs performance, everyone is going to start back the ‘is LeBron better than Jordan,’ talk.  And let’s be honest – he’s not. 

But Scottie Pippen might disagree.  On Mike and Mike earlier today, Pippen told them that MJ was “probably the greatest scorer of all time” but that “LeBron James may be the greatest player.”

I will give James credit – he has gone from anti-clutch to incredibly clutch these playoffs.  Some of his performances have been spectacular.  And as much as I would like to see Dirk get one, he’s likely on the way to the first of a number of championships in his career.  But greatest of all time?  On the brink of your second finals with your frankenstein team isn’t the time to declare that. 

Win six and we’ll talk.

Article written by Will Lentz

101 Comments for Pippen Calls This Great

  1. rich
    1:07 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    disgusting. i flat out hate bron. comparisons to MJ is ridiculous.

  2. charizard
    1:13 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Rings speak to the quality of a basketball team, not a basketball player. LeBron is the best player currently, and will end his career as the best that we’ve ever seen.

  3. shadowboxer
    1:14 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Pippen has made no secret about his resentment to being 2nd to MJ. That wasn’t a compliment to James, it was a shot at Jordan. Lebron is the greatest player? I seem to remember Lebron quitting in the playoffs last year. The greatest player doesn’t do that. Pippen is a tool.

  4. on the next one
    1:15 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Okay to call the heat a Frankenstein team and to not realize that the bulls had three hall of famers And the best coach in NBA history. So they were a Frankenstein team too? But ppl who know basketball wont say lebron is better than mj. But you can’t tell me Kobe is better than lebron

  5. bigbluecats350
    1:16 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Lebron will never be Jordan. Even though Pippen and Rodman were good players they are not the caliber that Wade and Bosh are. I honestly think Jordan had a less talented supporting cast than James does. If Lebron was better, he could have carried the Cavs to a champioship. Lebron had good enough players surrounding him. Wade already has a ring so what makes anyone think this would be all because LBJ is on the team now. Dont get me wrong. Lebron is a great player with enormous amounts of talent but Jordan will always be atop the list

  6. Evil Villian
    1:17 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    basketball is starting to become too soccer-ish with the flops this post season. The league should mandate 10 game suspensions for anything deamed a flop to stop this pathetic habit before it grows.

  7. buckets23
    1:19 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    @2 — you haven’t seen too many then.

  8. Durr
    1:19 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    1. He didn’t say he was the best, he said he could be the best.
    2. Lebron is a better defensive player and more versatile than Jordan but Jordan’s will to win, and scoring set him apart from anybody else in history and he was ahead of his time.
    3. Every player in the NBA flops, it has been part of the game for a while, Jordan had more favorable calls in his career than anyone.
    4. There will never be another Jordan, this sh*t gets really old.

  9. UKeith26
    1:20 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    anyone seen the ‘teachers’ commercial? ‘Michael jordans won six rings, how many does LeBron have?’ ‘is that ur only argument?’ ‘thats the only argument I need sean.’

  10. rich
    1:21 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    4. Pippen and Rodman never sniff the the HOF without MJ. IF Bron could hve won some titles in Cleveland he woulda put teammates in the HOF too. titles get you in.

  11. comebackcat
    1:21 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    honestly the comparison is fair. MJ never won without a rediculously strong supporting cast that included all stars such a Scott Pippen (a dream teamer, who really likes to show his value by discounting Jordan’s), Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant. Along with great players such as BJ Armstrong, Ron Harper and Charles Oakley. Lebron finally has the team to support him, so now its time to produce. Which, for now he is in fact doing. Let him win at least 3 then we can see how he stacks up.

  12. Hock
    1:23 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Gold jacket green jacket who gives a shit. MJ and Lebron are 2 different types of players an both were/are very exciting to watch. That’s all that matters really. I understand why u hate him i guess, but I wouldn’t even watch NBA Playoffs right now if it wasn’t for Lebron.

  13. knightynight
    1:25 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    i would say once he wins 6 he’d be less likely to talk to you than he is now…you better get your talk in soon if you really want one

  14. Hock
    1:25 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    The flop was funny. Shows how incompetent refs are

  15. Yroc53
    1:26 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    5.) Even though he has better #2 and #3 talent with wade and bosh you have to go down the line further. Chalmers and company are not nearly as good as the other role players jordan had. They had more of a supporting cast. Which the main problem in the begginng of the season was that would there be enough left. They have stepped up in the playoffs but in no way are they a good supporting cast

  16. BUCats
    1:26 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I hate that little wink at the end

  17. on to the next one
    1:27 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    8. I’m pretty sure I said Mj was better than lebron. Its just not fair to say that the heat have 3 stars so they are better than those bulls teams. Those bulls teams had so much more depth and Everyone forgets about Phil Jackson. The man with 11 rings. Kind of makes a difference

  18. comebackcat
    1:28 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Oh,and its unfair to slam James for the flop. All players do it. Acting is part of the game, and a great player masters every part of the game including the “dirty” ones. Just ask Larry Bird.

  19. knightynight
    1:28 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Referring to James’ departure to Miami… “The only thing he did ‘wrong’, actually ended with a 2.1 million dollar donation to a boys and girls club charity.” Chris Broussard.

    He suffered 7 awful years in a franchise that brought in the likes of Delonte West, Mo Williams, and fat, old, overweight, unatheletic Shaq.

    Everyone get over it, he made the right decision.

  20. Eloy Vargas
    1:29 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    hey jackasses how old is lebron??? took jordan a few years on shitty teams too… hes going to be doing this for many years to come and theres nothing will lentz or any other whiney bastard can do to stop it

  21. Eloy Vargas
    1:29 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    who tha F is will lentz anyway?

  22. Eloy Vargas
    1:29 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    19 is spot on too

  23. [email protected]
    1:30 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Lebron should not have acted so coy after faking being fouled. What a jackwagon.

  24. Afternoon Teabaggers
    1:33 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    No comparison to Jordan

  25. Manbearpig
    1:34 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #10 you do realize Rodman was a part of the “Bad Boys” Detroit teams right? Even before coming to Chicago the man was a defense and rebounding machine and the only person who could somewhat contain Shaq in his prime.

    Until Lebron has a “Flu Game” I’m not on the bandwagon

  26. john
    1:38 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    come on lentz..not your best stuff here..i couldn’t care less that he flopped..great players do whatever they have to do to win..jordan has 6 rings..nobody is going to take that away from him..but you have to look at what pippen said..lebron very well could be the best basketball player to ever play..that doesn’t necessarily mean that he will win as many rings as jordan, but to some people being a great player isn’t measured by championships alone..i honestly believe that lebron is the most physically gifted athlete that American sports has ever seen

  27. Pitino in drag...
    1:38 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #8 Hey Durr

    1. Lebron is not a better defensive player than Jordan. “Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant share the record for most NBA All-Defensive first team selections with nine.” – Wikipedia Lebron James? 3 times…granted he has a chance to maybe catch Jordan. *Oh, Jordan had three steals titles too.
    2. Jordan never outright flopped and then gave the “wink” that says, “tricked ya”. Now, if you said Jordan and Lebron are fouled harder than everyone else in the league and both get a lot of questionable calls you may have had something. Reggie Miller was a flopper!
    3. Does it really get old? This doesn’t sound old… in fact it sounds like he belongs at the top of the list of Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, and Russell.

    “Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game).”

  28. Big Blue Streeb
    1:38 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    The wink was pretty funny. And to you LeBron haters: He took a paycut to be on this team. He could have stayed in Cleveland surrounded by garbage talent, work his butt off and make more money than he is right now while losing in the playoffs every year. He left the Cavs because they never surrounded him with any quality players and he wanted to win a championship. Get over yourselves.

  29. Pitino in drag...
    1:39 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Of course, in everyone else’s argument, I failed to mention Jordan won two three-peats with Bill Wennington, Bill Cartwright, Will Perdue holding down the post…ummmmm…

  30. Why
    1:44 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Does everyone hate on Lebron. 1 on 1 Lebron would take anybody in the league, including Jordan. Lebron is a freak of nature.

  31. WinchesterUKfan
    1:45 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Lebron has the most complete set of offensive and defensive skill combined than any other current player in the NBA. Kobe maybe the best scorer currently, but hands down Lebron is much more versatile and talented than any other current player in the NBA. And yes, MJ was, is, and always will be the greatest to have ever played the game!

  32. B-Lord
    1:45 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jordan, Bird, Magic are all head and heels above Lebron Flames and always will be.

  33. 24fan
    1:47 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Lot of stupidity in these comments. To compare the Lebron’s supporting cast with the Cavs to the Bulls is so so dumb. Look at the Bulls when MJ retired the first team. They were a good team without him. Look at the Cavs this year. They were terrible. Who is better? We can’t even really discuss it until Lebron’s career is close to over. Too many people put MJ on this NEVER EVER AGAIN CAN HE BE TOUCHED OMG DONT EVEN TRY pedestal. Every generation thinks their best player is the best ever. In 50 years it will be someone else. Instead of ignorantly trying to bash Lebron because of your MJ fetish how about just appreciating one of the greatest players of all time doing serious work right now? Was MJ incredible? No question. Is Lebron? Absolutely. Leave it at that and enjoy greatness instead of getting butthurt because fanboys of either side get their panties is a bunch.

  34. what
    1:51 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Its kind of like Cal, people will not give Lebron credit where it is due. Just because MJ, who was amazing, dominated an era of basketball that was fairly boring for the most part, doesn’t mean he can’t move over to second place when LeBron proves he better. I know some people do not like change, but there was a another greatest player ever before MJ was given the title. It is possible for someone to be better than him. Sometimes we give him too much credit, there is a bias toward him.

    With that being said LBJ hasn’t proven it yet, but I’m confident he will before he steps foot on the court his last time.

  35. bluesince66
    1:51 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Just love how all of a sudden Jordon was on such great teams in Chicago. Most people don’t have a problem with Lebron going to Miami, most people have a problem with how he did it. Jordon had one star with him and a bunch of role players.

  36. Manbearpig
    1:51 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Just speaking from my beliefs, I think a lot of people(not all, just majority) who are gung ho about LBJ being the best really were either too young or not around when Jordan was dominating the league. I know for me growing up whenever the Bulls were on TV you had to watch it because you knew there was a good chance you would witness a Jordan moment. Maybe it’s because I’m older, but LBJ doesn’t do that for me.

  37. Manbearpig
    1:52 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    And if you want to give an accurate description of who Lebron is more like it would be Oscar Robertson as opposed to MJ

  38. Nassau65
    1:52 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    He play for Dook?

  39. CatsfaninFL
    1:52 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Well said #33… was just getting ready to point out the supporting cast/team results without that star player. Jordan had a much better surrounding group. Still think Jordan is the best ever… but both players are amazing and a lot of fun to watch.

  40. RYNO
    1:53 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Who are we kidding- of course Pippen’s gonna say that Bron’s better. That way HE gets more credit for all those rings. C’mon guys, everybody knows Pippens been carrying a grudge agains MJ for years. Looks like old grudges die hard. He said he could beat him in a 1-on-1 game last year before he was inducted in the HOF.

  41. comebackcat
    1:54 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    well i think 24fan just about wraps up this comment section!

  42. RYNO
    1:58 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    34) I think Anthony Davis is better than MJ

  43. lipper
    1:58 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    its useless to compare today’s athletes to those of years ago. athletes get bigger, taller, faster and stronger every year. absolute superstars back in the day would be mere role players on todays teams. dirk nowitzki would be considered an absolute god and the best ever if he had played 25 yrs ago but rarely mentioned in the discussion of the top 5 players playing today.

  44. Joey
    2:00 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    looks like will is talking about teams instead of players. also looks like will isn’t very intelligent.

  45. _Blackhawk_
    2:01 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    “Just because MJ, who was amazing, dominated an era of basketball that was fairly boring for the most part, doesn’t mean he can’t move over to second place when LeBron proves he better.”

    hmmmm boring? NBA in the 80’s & early 90’s was FAR better to watch than now. First off 20 years ago when Jordan won his first title there were less teams than now so the level of play was better. The league wasn’t full of raw talent that didn’t know how to play the game. Guys knew how to shoot. GO back just 5 years prior to that and the league was even better with even less teams.

    The worst things that have happened to the NBA are…adding more teams, allowing younger kids in the league….and ESPN. ESPN began highligthing the dunks and spectacular plays and in turn kids today don’t know the fundementals as much as they did 30 years ago.

    Is LeBron better? Who knows we will never get an apple to apples comaprision. Just like we won’t with Wilt(or Russell) vs. Jordan. LeBron is great and fun to watch but not nearly as fun to watch as Jordan (IMHO)

  46. I
    2:02 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I cannot wait for the day when we’re past using championships as a barometer for a player’s greatness.

  47. RYNO
    2:04 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I love fundamentals- I could watch these superior athletes sink free throws all day long!!! Darn that ESPN!!! Making us watch dunks and no-look passes! It’s just horrible I tell ya- GERTRUDE! Gimmie another schlitz outta the ice box!

  48. topps06
    2:05 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    and bti makes fun of soccer

  49. UKfan97
    2:10 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    They should ask all the players form both era’s who they would rather have on their team to bring them a championship. That should tell you who is the greatest. My guess is Jordan gets 75% of the votes.

  50. ebell55
    2:11 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    28 you hit the nail on the head! Tell me one LEGITIMATE allstar Labron played with in Cleveland! Jordan had Grant, Pipen, Rodman, Harper. Magic had Worthy, Kareem, Byron Scott, and Cooper. Bird had Dennis Johnson, Mchale, Parrish. Labron lead a team of nobodies in Cleveland! Then to top it off he is a high character guy! The worst thing he did was not shake hands two years ago at the end of the series! Other than that he’s a stand up guy to me.

  51. Bluecalizone
    2:11 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Pippen is a jealous hearted bastard. Those last few years bouncing around from mediocre team to mediocre team has obviously clouded his memeory. Lebron is a great player. Jordon was the GREATEST PLAYER. And as for the flopping crap, it’s got to come to a end. That’s about a weak of a move in basketball as there is i.m.o. Thus, those that do it are weak as well. Yea that would be you Bron,Bron. Guess that 2nd Fiddle didn’t sound all that sweet to your ears Scottie?????

  52. Jerimy
    2:14 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I get pissed every time someone says lebron is better than jordan. Please…Jordan was one of the best of ALL TIME. Lebron has been around for a couple years and done absolutely nothing. he had to go where wade already CARRIED a team to a championship. I honestly think wade is better than lebron. I have alot of hate for wade, and any older uk fan would know why, but he is amazing to watch. Once Wade and Lebron figure out how to play well together, they will be scary. If they had the role players around them, they would be something to get excited about.

    I know this statement will get some folks pissed, but jordan wasn’t the best player of all time. He is the best player during his time, but those before him were so much better, in different ways. Pistol pete has to be one of the best of all time. Check out some of his videos on youtube. He had a crossover that would send defenders flying, he was amazing.

  53. Hillbilly Slim
    2:15 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    No actually #50, “High Character Guys” don’t pull the B.S. that he did when he left Clevland High and Dry. If he wanted to leave, fine. But dragging it on, a hour long presser, then the dog and pony show in Miami, the 3 amigos struting out with their new unis on like runway models. Sorry dude, but that ain’t “High Character”. He’s a great player, but because of the way the whole thing went down, I hope he never wins a title.

  54. no
    2:16 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    that’ll be never

    if you’re on a good team, you should be able to win championships, if you’re as great as proposed

    if you’re on a bad team, stat comparisons aren’t a good measurement because you’re going to perform higher as the clear cut leader

    For instance, Lebron averaged more in nearly every category in the last 5 years, compared to this year

    This very well may work out so that lebron does better in years to come, but I don’t expect it to as they build up more around him

  55. RYNO
    2:20 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    55)Please explain how Miami going to “build up more around him”? They just signed 3 guys to max contracts. They won’t be able to afford anyone besides a Mike Miller or Mario Chalmers for a loooooooooooonnnnggg time. Their intentions by signing 3 of the 4 top free agents was to NOT HAVE TO “build up” the team.

  56. I think
    2:27 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Some of you are forgetting the Bulls made it to the finals the first time Jordan retired, The cavs made it to the worst record in the league with the longest losing streak ever. The bulls had far more talent. And yes as of right now the “legacy” of Jordan is the greatest of all time. Quit comparing players who are still playing. Lebron has 10+ years left, he has all the time in the world to prove he is better. Until then, stop saying he is better than Jordan, and stop hating on Lebron. He is the BEST player in league right now, hands down, noone within reaching distance.

  57. I think
    2:30 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    And 55, they can bring in talent with there draft picks. Also, like the big 3, others will be willing to take less money to play on a championship team. They will get a better 1 guard and they will probably get a better big man. They will have a dominant bench in a couple of years, give it time.

  58. Don
    2:31 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    LeBron James is not a “fans player” in my opinion. He hasn’t and likely cannot endear himself to a mass audience. Personally, I cannot stand the sight of him. When someone starts referring to themselves in third person, then all tolerance/respect is gone.

    He is a “me” player, and always will be.

  59. The reporter should have then asked Pippen if he was as good as MJ. Then the curtains would be drawn.

    Pippen’s jealousy knows no bounds.

  60. Don
    2:34 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #56 It’s your opionion that he is the best in the world. IMHO, like him or not, Kobe Bryant is still the best player, then it’s a toss up between Mello, Wade, Durant, James…

  61. Manbearpig
    2:35 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    56. They only made it to the second round of the playoffs and lost to the Knicks

  62. Eloy Vargas
    2:36 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    you people even watch basketball? theres never been a player like lebron, period.

  63. Neil
    2:40 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    no comparison…..Jordan was better in all aspects of the game…..period

  64. Neil
    2:45 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    No comparison…..Jordan was better as every aspect of the game……period

  65. Rebecca Gayheart
    2:46 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    It seems to me that many of you don’t want to give Pip the credit he deserves.He was the perfect robin to Jordan’s Batman.Yes,he does sound bitter but all that aside Jordan is THE man as of right now.Let’s see Lebron hit some buzzer beaters before we crown him.And Jordan was a better defender easily.After saying that let me be the first to admit I am not the biggest Jordan fan.

  66. BlueWorldOrder
    2:47 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #50-When Jordan won his first championship he had 0 all-stars on his team, Pippen and Grant had not made the all-star team yet? Jordan brought the best out in his teamates he pushed them to become the best. How many teamates did Lebum make better, oh yeah 0 he quit on them instead….Kobe is better than Lebum

  67. Sheeeeiiit
    2:51 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t get why people hate James. He is a great player and up there with Jordan. He is fun to watch and the NBA is better with him in the game.

    MJ was the best though. James has a chance to catch Jordan if he works hard. Because MJ worked all the time to improve himself. He saw everything as a challenge he could be the best at. Once he set his mind on it he mastered that part of the game. I don’t know if James is like that or not.

  68. KYBLUE
    2:53 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    How many rings did Jordan have at Lebrons Age? Sorry but Lebron will be my sons generation micheal jordan, just wait…..

  69. Manbearpig
    2:58 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    68. Jordan won his first championship in his 7th season, this is Lebron’s 8th season….

  70. Kobe
    2:59 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    At least they compared him to MJ and weren’t stupid enough to compare to me.

  71. goboxoutorgogetinbox
    3:00 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    69. yeah and Lebron is still younger than Jordan. And if you want to hear how overrated lebron about your Godly MVP Rose….he shot only 6%, yes 6 percent from the field when lebron gaurded him

  72. _Blackhawk_
    3:01 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #68 – at the same age MJ had 1, college and by the begining of his 8th season in the NBA he had 2 titles. LeBron has zero going into the year…his 8th season in the league….still hasn’t gotten one this year even though they are clearly the favorite. But then again the Lakers were the favs over the Mavs too. How about we play them out before we declare the ‘king’ a king finally.

  73. Manbearpig
    3:02 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Um my godly MVP? If we are splitting hairs here then I’m rooting for Dirty Dirk Diggler in the playoffs…don’t know where you got that I was a Rose fan…

  74. what
    3:05 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    66.) I dont like the buzzer beater argument. Maybe we should say perform consistently in clutch situations. If you ball out in the last two minutes of a game a buzzer beater might not be necessary. It doesn’t mean you are not as clutch as the guy who bumbled to the last possession of the game, only to win on a last second shot.
    With that being said, LBJ is only proving that this playoffs, the jury is still out.

    The best player ever, not yet
    The biggest freak of an athlete, yes
    The balls in his court

  75. catfan
    3:27 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Lebron is a douche bag. The heat and james are going to get slammed by a blitzkrieg of threes by the great GERMAN dirk. This will be fun to watch.

  76. ebell55
    3:45 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    53 the man gave Cleveland 7 of the greatest yrs the ever had or ever will have of basketball! He held an hour long pressor because its what the people wanted and he raised money for a good cause if he would have picked the Cavs the hour long pressor wouldn’t have been a big deal to people like you. If that and getting the city of Miami hype about basketball in the summer are his only Character flaws I think that’s pretty good. As for 66 coments you can’t get blood from a turnup! Jordan as great as he was wouldn’t have won a ring in Cleveland either!

  77. Lebron
    3:59 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Yall hate me cause ya aint me!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. AKA cold buckets
    4:01 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    LeBron is the shit and the urine

  79. kevin
    4:26 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I love how we hate Lebron James because he is one of the best players today and has a bit of an ego. Micheal Vick however gets a free pass.

  80. Matt
    4:45 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jordan is the best blah blah blah LeBron loves Cal and UK Jordans weak ass went to UNC go LeBron go Cats screw Jordan and his selfish Carolina Ass

  81. Tom Leach's Inner Thoughts
    4:56 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    #77 I ain’t Jordan either, but I don’t hate him.
    Bottom line:
    Jordan=charismatic, likeable,, God in a pair of Nikes.
    Lebron=selfish, spoiled, egomaniac,,very good, but won’t be great on a Jordan level.

  82. mark p
    5:18 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jordan would eat LeBron for breakfast and crap out the rest of the Heat.

  83. mark p
    5:19 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Oh yeah he will never come close to all the championships…..and Jordan did it with a worse suppporting cast. Take that Pippen.

  84. Dacci
    5:21 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    81- Charismatic, likable? You ever see the dudes HOF speech? Ever hear any other players talking about how he was a nice guy? Jordan was a prick. Epic ball player, but a prick. The only likeable thing about him was his winning. People ignore the first 6 years of Jordan’s career. Wait till LeBron has reached retirement before we compare them.

  85. Dacci
    5:24 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Also, if we measure greatness by the number of rings you have… Robert Horrey is the greatest player of all time.

  86. Mudcreekmark
    6:13 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Who is responsible for handing Micheal Jordan “The Greatest Player of All Time Award”? There is no doubt that he was “one” of the best but I am not convinced that he was “the” best. Here are a few manes to consider, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul Jabarr, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird,Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West to just name a few.Everyone wants to talk about all the championships that he won but keep in mind he didn’t win the most championships. Championships are won buy superior teams not by one individual player. Jordan stuggled to get a championship until he got some help.I bet alot of the old timers get really pissed by Jordan getting so much love as the best ever.

  87. Ukblue7
    7:09 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    There has never, and probably won’t ever be another player with lebron’s skill set and athletic ability at 6’9″ and 260 lbs. Lebron and MJ aren’t the same kind of player, the comparison is dumb. The only player you can compare to MJ is Kobe based on size, position, and skill set, and he doesn’t match up. But lebron is one of a kind talent you just can’t compare to anything because he is the first of his kind. The only player that fits his mold is Magic, but he wasn’t the kind of freak physically and athletically as lebron.

  88. What
    7:42 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone on here who thinks lebron is not the best “basketball” player they have blinders on. At this stage in the careers lebron is better at literally every aspect if the game. Literally. Except intangibles which do actually relate to basketball skills. Lebron better shooter(way better than 26 year old Jordan), bigger, stronger, faster, and more athletic. Oh yeah he is also 2-3 inches taller and weights about 60 more pounds. Athletes get better every year in every sport. Someone better than lebron will surface at some point. I know this is hypothetical, but if Jordan played for a mediocre team and the bulls didn’t surround him with talented players with same stats would this really even be a debate. I love Jordan I’m in my 30’s and he was my generation, but he is no where near as talented as lebron.

  89. Holler Baller
    7:47 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like a pro wresling flop, a really bad one

  90. What
    7:48 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    The logic of this argument of show me six titles is dumb anyways. That like saying that Horace grant is better than Barkley or Malone based on titles alone. Titles mean nothing in regards to being the best individual player in a team sport. I suppose trent folder is better than dan marino as well

  91. What
    7:49 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink


  92. Dr. Love
    8:23 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I thought we liked LeBron. Wasn’t he the “Y” in Rupp Arena?

    There will never be another Jordan, Magic, Bird, etc. There will also never be another LeBron, Kobe, Dirk, etc. All were/are great players and should be recognized individually for their greatness. I always chuckle when the talking heads start making comparisons.

  93. greatness=accomplishment not potential
    8:41 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    This talk about Lebron being the greatest of all time is silly.

    He is the best player in the world right now…but greatness is about what you accomplish, not your potential or talent.

    He hasnt done anything to be called great, yet. He belongs with Charles Barkley and Steve Nash and Reggie Miller right now, awesome talents, top players, but not the in the conversation of who is the “greatest”

    In fact, D.Wade should be higher ranked on who is the “greatest” than Lebron at this point because he led his team to winning it all.

    By the way, Jordan won defensive player of the year!!!

  94. Write'm down Jimmy Dan
    9:06 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    The reason I won’t watch the finals…flopping crap..It’s one of the reasons soccer is terrible…candy asses flopping…we all know bron is not really a candy ass…so why go there? Makes me sick with the little cutsie wink too…play ball – who needs that crap

  95. Keith
    10:02 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jordan was the best player for anyone who has played in their time period. But to say LeBron is not better than Jordan….please. If LeBron were to play in the 80″s and 90″s he would have been more unstoppable than Jordan. He is just to big and strong. But Jordan is the best player for his time than any other player. But no, Jordan in his prime could not beat LeBron in his prime.

  96. Saw them all
    10:11 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    I have saw Russell, Chamberlain, Abdul Jabbar, West, Bird, Magic, Dr J, ETC, not just watched some highlights but watched their seasons. Best basketball players are 1. Jordan 2. Bird 3. Magic. Lebron is a very good player, but not on this level. These players understood the game from all aspects and had a inner drive second to none.

  97. sam jones
    10:39 pm May 27, 2011 Permalink

    im better than jordan talk to me when jordan has 10 rings… thats the only argument i need!!!!! jordans not even top 5 in rings so theres no comparison… my 10 rings make me a better player than his 6

  98. duane
    9:17 am May 28, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah 46, it sure is “crazy” to use a worthless stat such as “number of championships won” as a measure of greatness. Probably shouldn’t keep score either….don’t want anyone to feel bad.

  99. Nolecat21
    12:33 pm May 28, 2011 Permalink

    How many rings did MJ win without Pippen? He also had Rodman the perfect rebounder to give him even more attempts because he didn’t care to score. Bryant had Shaq and then Gasol. Magic had Kareem and Worthy. Bird had Parrish and Mchale. No one can win a ring by their self.
    James can do things Jordan could only dream about doing because of his physical presence. He can guard any position on the court. James is more of a team player. He has a higher rebounding and assist avg than Jordan. He still avg’s 25+, but doesn’t need to chuck it up 30 times a game to do it.
    Biggest difference is the defensive rule changes. Put LJ in MJ’s era with the same defense rules and he absolutely dominates. No one can guard him one on one. Illegal defense wasn’t removed until 2001. Now LJ gets double and tiple teamed. Some teams run the zone. None of this was allowed during the Jordan years.

  100. Nolecat21
    12:34 pm May 28, 2011 Permalink

    If rings are the measure of greatness, than are Lamar Odom or Derrick Fischer two of the greatest ever? I don’t think so.

  101. Nolecat21
    1:05 pm May 28, 2011 Permalink

    What do Shaq, Kobe, MJ, Pippen, Rodman, 11 Championships all have in common? Hint, it isn’t Erik Spoelstra or Mike Brown.