Scottie Pippen: A Right To His Opinion Or A Right To Remain Silent?

           Scottie Pippen’s comments comparing his former teammate’s talent to that of LeBron James has caused a media frenzy--and Jersey Girl Sports has something to say too!  In an interview on ESPN Radio Pippen said, "Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game." Really Scottie?             Of course this set off a Twitter frenzy which seemed to annoy the seemingly arrogant hall-of-famer who wrote, "For all of you that don't know, I played the game you keep watching and cheering." After this tweet which further angered many Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan fans worldwide who called him a traitor, he softened his position with another tweet which stated, "Don't get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest. But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday." Nice clean-up Scottie.                 I’m not sure if Scottie Pippen is smoking something, looking for publicity or is really just stating what he believes to be true. Whatever the reason for his comments, I think he’s probably somewhere right now wishing he could erase his statement. There’s no doubt that Scottie Pippen shined in Michael Jordan’s spotlight. Yes, he is a great basketball player, but were it not for Jordan, many of us would not know or even care about Scottie Pippen.                 I’m going assume the best and think he didn’t mean any harm. I’m certainly tired of the LeBron haters and the Jordan fanatics who can’t even imagine a basketball player being better than him. (Remember when Kobe came on the scene, we had this same reaction when he was compared to Jordan). Pippen certainly didn’t expect this reaction. Regardless, this should be a lesson for us all: while we all have a right to our opinion, sometimes is best to exercise the right to remain silent. Your JGF, ~Angela

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3 thoughts on “Scottie Pippen: A Right To His Opinion Or A Right To Remain Silent?”

  1. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. Maybe Scottie, having played so close to Jordan, knows of which he speaks. He’s seen Jordan close up to see his strengths, weaknesses, flaws, prowess so maybe he can make a true actual comparison having played with Jordan and now watching King James.

    I can’t say if Lebron is better b/c I haven’t really watched a professional basketball game since the Pistons were the Bad Boys and since Jordan was a Bull. But Lebron seems to be headed toward icon status in basketball. And whether he surpasses Jordan-esque greatness or not, I’m sure that is alright with him cause folks are talking and watching him work!

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