Saturday, May 28, 2011
MJ or LeBron
Appearing on the ESPN radio show Friday, "Mike and Mike in the Morning," hall-of-famer Scottie Pippen, who played Robin to Michael Jordan's Batman, expressed the heretical view that while Jordan is the greatest scorer of all-time, LeBron James might yet be the greatest player of all-time. As is customary in situations of this sort, Pippen has subsequently modified his comments, having been subjected to a barrage of criticism for his outlandish opinion. True, James is an immensely talented player and among the best of his generation, but he is also the recipient of excessive hype that he has failed to fulfill. And it goes without saying that it is somewhat presumptuous to mention James in the same breath with Jordan, the latter having won 6 NBA championships while the former none.