No doubt about it, he was one of the greatest partners Jordan ever had on the court, and also one of the greatest sidekicks in NBA history. That's probably why former Chicago Bulls all-round forward and legend Scottie Pippen got all hot and bothered when another basketball player stated that Lebron was a better player than Jordan ever was.
Thomas's bold remarks that he would side with LeBron James over Michael Jordan in a match-up, didn't sit well with Pippen at all.
On Friday, Pippen made an intense defence of his legendary former teammate when he made an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump. Then, the towering Chicago bulls icon, ripped into Isiah Thomas.
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Who are the greatest basketball players ever? And who ranks number one amongst the best. Here are some parts of what Pippen said:
“Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever put on shoes and play in our game,” Pippen said. “I’m always asked to compare him to LeBron, and I try to make the best of it. But really, the comparison shouldn’t ever be made.”
“There’s no game I would ever play in and pick LeBron James over Michael Jordan,” Pippen said. “No game.”
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He was truly passionate in his defense of Jordan, although both men have long retired from the game.
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Whatever anyone thinks of says though—I know that both ball players are not just two of the best the NBA has ever produced, but also some of the greatest athletes in history of Sports.