Pippen said James does not have the ability to take over a game the way Jordan did during his playing days.
Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe LeBron James compares to Michael Jordan.
Speaking with ESPN’s First Take ahead of the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, Pippen chimed into the debate on whether James or Jordan was the greatest NBA player of all-time. Pippen took the debate one step further by adding that James didn’t even compare to Lakers great Kobe Bryant.
« When I look at LeBron, he’s not what Michael was as a player. He’s not even what Kobe Bryant was as a player, » Pippen said. « So when you talk about trying to compare Michael’s instinct, his ability to take over games, his ability to want to have the last shot, LeBron doesn’t have that gene. That’s not in him. »
« When I look at LeBron, he’s not what Michael (Jordan) was as a player. He’s not even what Kobe Bryant was as a player. »
– @ScottiePippen pic.twitter.com/OWYkzypZBV
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 14, 2019