Let's be real. The GOAT debate between Michael Jordan or LeBron James won't ever go away.
Whether you grew up in the Jordan era, LeBron era, or both, people just love to make the comparison.
With James putting up more crazy numbers this postseason—nearly averaging a triple double, it seems like after every game of his the topic comes up.
It did again when a reporter asked Scottie Pippen about it on Friday afternoon.
Here's what he had to say:
"There's really no comparison. Michael Jordan played in an era where the game was different. It was being refereed different than what LeBron is playing in. LeBron plays a different role than what Michael played as a player. In all fairness to Michael, he was never asked to do things that LeBron [does] for his team. He had a lesser role. And stastically that's why you're seeing LeBron's numbers are far better than Michael Jordan's numbers in terms of what he does throughout the whole game because we didn't utilize Michael to do things that the Cavs utilize LeBron for. So the comparison is unfair, and they play different positions. And I know a lot of times we love answering that question because we want to hear the storylines behind it, but the truth of the matter is that it's not a fair comparison to LeBron or Michael. One guy is considered a two guard and one guy is considered a small forward. They definitely are great in their era, they're both the greatest in their era. But to say who is the greatest, we would never know that. In my eye, Wilt Chamberlain is the greatest basketball player. But Michael and LeBron should never be really compared. It's almost like comparing Kareem to me. That wouldn't be fair."
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