I've thoroughly covered how Scottie Pippen was wrong to suggest that LeBron James is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan, how Pippen was called out by fans, and how even former teammate Horace Grant -- who didn't always see eye to eye with Jordan -- jumped into the fray to side with Jordan over James.
And now we have one more person who says LeBron James is not better than Michael Jordan: LeBron James.
"I'm not better than Jordan," James said emphatically.
His full comments:
"Michael's an unbelievable player," James said Saturday. "I've got a long way -- long way -- to be mentioned as far as one of the all-time greats. Not even just Jordan. There's a lot of great players who have played in this league. Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all these guys who are floating around with multiple rings, Bill Russell, all these guys who have pioneered this game. I'm gracious. Humbled by Scottie's comments, especially with him being a teammate of his and seeing Michael on a day-to-day basis. But as far as me, I'm not going to sit here and say I'm better than Jordan. I'm not better than Jordan."
James is obviously right, and Pippen's comments remain baffling. Whether they were motivated by sour grapes from his days as Robin to Jordan's Batman, an attempt to get attention or just an opinion that wasn't well-considered, Pippen's comments saying James was better than Jordan didn't make a whole lot of sense.
It's nice to see that James realizes that.