LeBron creates instant controversy. Last year, you may remember Scottie Pippen’s bold statement – when he appeared on ”Mike and Mike” – in which he stated LeBron was the best player ever in the league.
“I think he can. But I think you’ve got to look at two different pieces here. Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game.”
However, he cleared up that statement on the “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.
“I never said that LeBron was the greatest. That was never said. I said by the end of his career, his numbers will be better. And I still stand by that. I think LeBron’s numbers are crazy only because he’s going to get in more years than Michael Jordan.”
LeBron James has played 9 seasons and has accumulated 19,045 points in comparison to Jordan’s 32,292 points over 15 seasons.
This is pretty cut and dry.
For you non-math nerds out there, that’s a difference of 13, 247 points if LeBron plays a full 15 seasons, coming to 2208 points for the remaining seasons, or 26.9 points per game if a full 82 games are played (not considering the post season).