Nah bruh. There is some distance between the two
As great a player as Pippen was, he always had Jordan while sustaining that level of play.
Imagine Pip as your #1 option...
How many rings would that team have?
Hell - How many births would they have in the Conference Finals?
You mean like in 1994 when entire Bulls squad's defensive rating and shooting percentage went up, the Bulls only lost 2 more games than the year before, and Pippen was 3rd in MVP voting only to Hakeem and David Robinson and was the All Star game MVP? If not for that awful call that cost the Bulls game 5 in the series against the Knicks, Pippen probably would have taken the Bulls all the way to a title.
Yes Pippen only sustained his great level of play with Jordan around... Like when he averaged 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals against the Lakers in the 2000 Western Conference Finals at age 34...
I think some people here are seriously underrating Scottie Pippen.
Yo homie you talking to young niggas on this board. shit is just like hip hop. If they didn't witness it on their own accord, the shit never happened.
Kobe is a much greater scorer than Pippen that's a fact. But when you talk about all around ball skills Pippen shits on Kobe and that's a fact.
It's a reason why he was ranked one of the top 50 players of all time.
For one, that rationale is emotional - not factual.
And that small market argument is garbage in 2016.
-Memphis last 5 years
-Minnesota next 10 years
Now look at:
But... But ... They're big markets. Who tf cares?
LeBron has never had all 3. Even now in Cleveland he still doesn't. That's part of what a lot of people like about LeBron that many haters can't understand. LeBron has yet to win with the formula all the other GOAT players have had.It's about the players, the coaching, and the culture. It doesent matter how you accumulate the aforementioned.
And once you have them, how does the difficulty acquiring them factor into the greatness of those players / that team???
3. LeBron James has never had a core or a supporting cast anywhere near the great teams of all time. Doing it this year or next year with this cast would only further cement his status as the GOAT to those who value the all around game and can see through the mainstream propaganda.
So are we going to pretend like Lebron's Heat Teams weren't some of the most talented teams in the entire league?
And this year's Cavs team is scrap metal, huh?
And who ever said you have to have one of the greatest teams of all time to win a championship?
Doing so does not make you the GOAT.
You giving Bill Walton and Chauncey Billups the same credit you give Lebron?
I dont understand why LBJ and Bird has any votes.