Scottie Pippen says he’s better than LeBron James

SHARE Scottie Pippen says he’s better than LeBron James
lebronpippen.png

Scottie Pippen told TMZ Sports that he’s better than LeBron James. | Photos courtesy of Associated Press and Getty Images

Scottie Pippen either changed his opinion or is making a bold statement.

Pippen said last week that Cavaliers star LeBron James is “probably ahead” of Michael Jordan statistically speaking.

“The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there,” Pippen said on First Take. “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.”

But it appears maybe Pippen is changing his stance. Jordan’s former teammate told TMZ Sports Wednesday that he’s better than James.

“LeBron ain’t better than me until he gets six titles,” Pippen said.

So by the transitive property, did Pippen just insinuate he’s better than Jordan? Or is Pippen scratching for attention?

Let’s compare the three from a statisticalstandpoint, shall we?

Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals throughout his 15 total seasons in the NBA.

James, who is currently in his 15th NBA season, has a career average of 27.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game so far.

Pippen, who played 17 seasons in the NBA, averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2 steals per game.

You be the judge who’s the best.

Follow me on Twitter: @madkenney

The Latest
In an expansion of its Chicago operations, the company is leasing space from developer Sterling Bay.
The Obama Foundation reported on its new IRS 990 that in 2021, the foundation collected $159.6 million, down from $171 million in 2020.
Students from multiple city schools got together to create a mosaic of the Ukrainian flag — created with nearly 5,000 cereal boxes — to break a world record.
University of Oregon President Michael Schill will replace former president-elect Rebecca Blank, who stepped down after learning of a cancer diagnosis.
Bears coach Matt Eberflus has continued to call his injury “day-to-day” and reiterated Thursday that he should be back soon.