Jan 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls former forward and NBA Hall of Fame member Scottie Pippen takes a warm-up shot under the guidance of coach Ron Adams prior to a game against the New Jersey Nets at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Scottie Pippen Says LeBron James Would Kick Michael Jordan’s Ass (Via Alonzo Mourning)

Boy, if this isn’t a bunch of he said, she said.

With a hat tip to Daily Sports Club, here we have former Miami Heat great Alonzo Mourning speaking at a Microsoft store opening in Florida recently. In a Q&A session, a fan poised the standard “Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James” question and unlike most, Mourning didn’t deflect it, well, at least not initially.

Zo begins to reflect on a conversation he had with Scottie Pippen where Pippen told him that LeBron would “kick MJ’s ass”, which is greeted with a massive round of applause. Of course, being in Miami, would Alonzo really have much choice to say anything else? I mean, not to discredit Zo’s point, but he is a member of the Heat organization.

Either way – somebody better get the keys to the bus that Mourning just rolled over Pippen.

You can watch Mourning back up over Pippen a few times below:

So what do you think, folks? Does Pippen have a point? Does LeBron take down Jordan in a 1-on-1 battle? Or does Jordan have his way with James? It’s somewhat of a tired argument that will never have a true answer, but, still interesting to hear comments from people like Pippen, though, he’s not exactly dripping in scouting talent either.

Tags: Alonzo Mourning Lebron James Miami Heat Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen

  • James Bailey

    Lebron shouldn{t even be discussed in the same breath as Jordan. Not as a player, a leader, basketball IQ or in skill. Everyone needs to watch the you tube video How Quickly We Forget. Give Lebron another 5yrs and we can discuss it then but now…. it is a complete joke. If both these players could play each other in their prime (assuming now is Lebrons peak), Jordan would tear him up. Keep searching people because it is going to take a miracle to surpass his airness. Pippen is a complete tosser who was piggy backed by Jordan to become the player he was and now he spits in his face. What a loser!! If you still don{t think Jordan is no comparison to Lebron then just check the world popularity of basketball since Jordan left the game!!