Scottie Pippen: LeBron May Be Greatest Player Ever, Michael Jordan Best Scorer [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Shortly after his radio interview, Scottie Pippen clarified his comments on his twitter account:

"Don't get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest. But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday," he said.


Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen went on theESPN Radio's Mike & Mike show on Friday morning and said that he believes LeBron James might surpass Michael Jordan as the best player ever.

"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," Pippen said. "Not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved."

Pippen, who said in March that his former teammate could score 100 points in a game today, went on to say that "everybody is a threat to score" when James is in the game.

"LeBron James will dominate the game on the offensive end and he’s able to do it on the defensive end as well," he said. "He can get in those passing lanes and dominate the game."

James dominated down the stretch of Game 5 on Thursday night, leading the Heat in a game-ending 18-3 run to close out the series.

The Heat will take on the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.