05.27.11

NYC Scribe Deeply Offended, Tells Bulls To Unretire Pippen’s “33″

Posted in Basketball at 6:10 pm by

Despite a huge disparity in NBA Championships won to date (6 to, well, zero), Scottie Pippen went on Chicago radio this morning and suggested that LeBron James would someday be considered the greatest player of all time, a tag most would put around the neck of Pip’s former teammate, Michael Jordan. “Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game,” Pippen said the Greenburg & Golic program, just hours after Miami advanced to the NBA Finals with a Game 5 victory at the United Center. “But I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he is so potent offensively that not only can he score at will but he keeps everybody involved.” The New York Daily News’ Mitch Lawrence, perhaps forgetting for a moment what city he’s employed in, argues “Scottie Pippen’s number deserves to be removed from the rafters after he committed an act of high treason”.

Pippen sounds like a guy who is jealous that his more famous teammate has a statue outside the United Center and he doesn’t.

You had to laugh when Pippen came up with lines about James in the interview like this one: “I’ve never seen a player that can dominate a game the way LeBron James can

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