Michael Jordan Rumors

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Chicago Bulls legend and current ESPN analyst Scottie Pippen discussed the comparisons between LeBron James and his former teammate Michael Jordan on Thursday’s edition of First Take. And during the debate, Pippen suggested that when looking at the statistical totals of both players, that James has indeed already passed Jordan. “The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there. He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there,” Pippen said. “And when you look across the board — not just scoring — check his assists, check his rebounds. he’s probably ahead of Jordan.”
Steve Kerr, who has maintained a friendship with Phil Jackson after playing under him and winning three titles in Chicago, admitted Jackson was in the right place at the right time in succeeding Doug Collins. “It’s a hard league, man,” Kerr said. “Things really have to fall [in your favor], you have to do a good job. But you also have to get some luck. Phil knows that better than anybody. You can be really lucky and inherit Michael Jordan, and you can also be unlucky and things don’t go your way. It’s all part of it. We’re all going to have our moments in this league — ups and downs. Phil had so much success as a coach. I don’t know, maybe he was due for the down part of it.”