The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate is a never-ending argument between basketball fans. Jordan has the six championships. LeBron is the better athlete and passer. He also has four championships. We’ll likely never meet a consensus across generations on this subject, but Jordan’s former teammate Scottie Pippen made a stunning proclamation:
LeBron has already passed Jordan — at least, statistically.
In an appearance on First Take, Pippen broke down how he would put James statistically ahead of his ex-Bulls teammate. His answer completely shocked Stephen A. Smith.
“The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there. He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there. And when you look across the board — not just scoring — check his assists, check his rebounds … he’s probably ahead of Jordan.”
Something must have changed with Pippen in the past seven months because back in May, he said he would have put Kobe Bryant ahead of LeBron James. He added at the time that LeBron was more comparable to Magic Johnson than Jordan.