LeBron’s stats ‘probably ahead’ of Michael Jordan’s, says Scottie Pippen

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But as far as Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen is concerned, “The King” may have already surpassed “His Airness” from a statistical standpoint.In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Pippen gave his two cents on the ongoing “Jordan vs. James” debate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there,” he described the four-time NBA MVP, as relayed by USA Today’s Andrew Joseph.“He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there. And when you look across the board—not just scoring—check his assists, check his rebounds … he’s probably ahead of Jordan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson From a numbers standpoint, there certainly is some truth to Pippen’s assumptions, as James does indeed hold a statistical advantage over Jordan in two major categories other than scoring and steals per game.In 15 seasons, Jordan holds career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.8 blocks, while James currently checks in at 27.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.But with the current form James is displaying in his 15th NBA season, it’s safe to assume that his impressive numbers will even go higher in the coming years.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew #KicksStalker: New chapter begins as Irving introduces Kyrie 4 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat hugs Michael Jordan after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-98 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPAlthough a lot of great talents have graced the NBA hardwood over the years, the title of “G.O.A.T” (Greatest of All Time) is still undoubtedly held by Michael Jordan.With Kobe Bryant—the player many believe is the closest to Jordan—now retired from the sport, most fans see Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James as the all-time great’s worthy successor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more