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."
On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders podcast; Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine recap the Bulls 104-88 win over Cleveland on Monday and discuss what this win means for the team and also the current state of the 2018-19 Chicago Bulls.
1:32 - Does beating the worst team in the league mean anything for the Bulls?
4:57 - Breaking down the wins in the 2018-19 Chicago Bulls season
8:50 - Are the Bulls willing to move on from Kris Dunn?
12:14 - On Wayne Selden Jr. getting more minutes than Jabari Parker
13:02 - Are the Outsiders "Night People?"
14:58 - Has it been better to be a Cavaliers fan or Bulls fan over the last 20 years?
21:09 - Three Potential Coaches who could replace Jim Boylen next season
23:45 - What if Stacey and Neil called Derrick Rose's game winner vs. Suns?
25:31 - The Outsiders "Dream" Coaching Candidates
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On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kelly Crull react to the Bulls win over the Cavaliers and Kendall explains why he thinks the Bulls should bring Derrick Rose back next season.
1:15 Bulls have several winnable games in upcoming stretch
2:45 On importance to team morale of beating the Cavs
3:30 Reaction to good game from Kris Dunn and importance of the next 3 months to him
8:45 Kendall on why players don’t get the development they need entering the NBA at 19 years old
12:00 Impact of losing on Zach LaVine
13:45 Kendall on why Derrick Rose would be a great fit for the Bulls next season
16:00 Why Bulls should look at Tobias Harris
18:00 Kendall discusses his dream lineup for next year
20:30 Expectations for upcoming home stand and what we’d like to see from the Bulls
23:30 Kelly on Bulls fans asking her questions at Cubs convention
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
Bulls Talk Podcast