Steve Kerr: LeBron Similar To Scottie Pippen, Not Michael Jordan
It didn't take long for the LeBron James-Michael Jordan discussions to start up again after the Dallas Mavericks topped the Heat in the NBA Finals.
Former Chicago Bulls guard Steve Kerr thinks the LBJ-MJ comparison is wrong, however, and that LeBron should be compared to another ex-teammate of his and Jordan's.
"The irony to me is that LeBron is not Michael. LeBron is actually Scottie," he said. "He's so similar to Scottie in that defensively he was just a monster, could guard anybody, really more of a point forward than scoring guard. Scottie always loved to distribute the ball. That's really where LeBron's preference is."
Kerr also talked about how Phil Jackson used to call Pippen "a sometimes shooter" and said that you can see James' "flaws as a basketball player."
"He doesn't have an offensive game that he can rely on: no low-post game, no mid-range jump shot so when the game really gets tough he has a hard time finding easy baskets and getting himself going," Kerr continued. "That's what Michael did in his sleep so that's why the comparison is wrong."
He later backtracked his comments, saying: "Don't get me wrong, MJ was and is the greatest. But LeBron could by all means get to his level someday."