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LeBron could be better than Jordan?

Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen has added to Chicago’s pain as if the Bulls losing to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals wasn’t enough, by suggesting that LeBron James(notes) could be better than Michael Jordan. Pippen stirred the pot in an interview with ESPN radio on Friday morning, saying:

“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far to say LeBron James is probably the greatest player to ever play the game. Not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved. You have to be on your Ps and Qs because everybody is a threat to score when he’s on the floor. Not only that, LeBron James will dominate the game on the offensive end and he’s able to do it on the defensive end as well. He can get in those passing lanes and dominate the game.”

That set off an explosion on Twitter. Pippen responded first by posting, “For all of you that don’t know, I played the game you keep watching and cheering.” He softened his stance later, writing: “Don’t get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest. But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday.”

Jordan and Pippen won six championships with the Bulls in the 1990s. James moved a step closer to his first title when the Heat knocked out Chicago on Thursday, setting up a matchup with Dallas.

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