- Report: Cavs Teammates Were Rolling Their Eyes at Cedi Osman Early in the Season
- Isaiah Thomas Says Celtics Would Have Won Title If He Had Never Been Traded to Cavs
- Collin Sexton Credits Cavs Teammates After Reaching 6th Straight 23-Point Game
- Channing Frye Explains Why Detroit Pistons Are Going to Be Dangerous in Playoffs
- Dan Gilbert, Larry Drew, and Channing Frye Offer Huge Praise for Collin Sexton
- Report: Kevin Love Questionable vs. Detroit Pistons With New Injury
- Cedi Osman Sends Message to Team USA Amid FIBA World Cup Match
- Kyrie Irving Says LeBron James Was ‘Thirsty for Rebounds’ With Cavs
- Collin Sexton Breaks Cavs Rookie Record Set by LeBron James
- J.R. Smith Says He’s Beaten Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, Other All-Stars 1-on-1
Scottie Pippen Takes Huge Shot at LeBron James in Comparison to Kobe Bryant
- Updated: February 14, 2019
In a recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take,” Pippen questioned whether or not James has the same ability to take over games such as Kobe Bryant or Pippen’s former teammate Michael Jordan.
— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2019
Every Cleveland Cavaliers fan knows this claim is absurd. First off, James’ three NBA championships and four MVPs seems to indicate that he definitely has the capacity to take over games.
If that’s not enough for Pippen, however, he could also take a look at the 2016 NBA Finals. Cavs fans need no reminding, but that series pinned James and company against a Golden State Warriors team that had just broken the record for most regular-season wins in NBA history with a record of 73-9, a record that was previously held by Pippen’s 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team.
James and the Cavs fell to 3-1 against the Warriors in that series, but the former Cavs star simply would not accept defeat. In that series, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game.
Perhaps next time Pippen starts questioning James’ ability to take over games, someone should encourage him to take a look at the numbers.