LeBron James doesn't have the 'clutch gene' like Jordan or Kobe - Scottie Pippen | First Take


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  • Fuck You
    Fuck You  11 hours back

    Pippen ain’t lying

    • kayla1619
      kayla1619  13 hours back

      Curry just chillin in the back row, growin that beard in...

      • asterisk911
        asterisk911  22 hours back

        Jordan didn't go "6-0". Years you can't even be bothered to GET to the Finals ALSO COUNT. When people cite Jordan's 6-0 and LeBron's 3-6, they're rewarding MJ for failing to beat Detroit in 1988 and 1989, thereby preserving his undefeated record in the Finals by NOT EVEN FUCKING GETTING THERE, and they're penalizing LeBron for losing to the Spurs instead of losing to the Pistons in 2007.

        The reality is that in either 5 or 6 of MJ's championship years, he happened to be on the best team in basketball. Did MJ ever win a Finals by upsetting a team? Maybe once? But LeBron has usually not been on the better overall team when he lost the Finals. The Dallas series is the one major exception: Miami was better, and it's largely on LeBron that they didn't win. But offsetting that, he won a Finals MVP for beating a 73-win team.

        Full disclosure: I'm biased in favor of Jordan, AND I think I have objective reasons for believing Jordan is the better player. This isn't about that. I'm just pissing on the sanctity of the 6-0 Finals record. You don't get points for MISSING the Finals instead of getting there and losing.

        • asterisk911
          asterisk911  22 hours back

          Dude, choosing to wear 23 is literally an HOMAGE to Jordan. It's a straight up acknowledgement of being an MJ homer. There's nothing presumptuous or disrespectful about it.

          • SpiderWaffle
            SpiderWaffle  2 days back

            Sounds rather arbitrary. LeBron has shot game winners at a higher percentage than MJ and much higher than Kobe.

            • zephan scott
              zephan scott  2 days back

              LeBron can take a trash team to the finals Kobe and Mj can't do that

              • Arnold Christopher
                Arnold Christopher  5 hours back

                Don't you know that the powerhouse teams were in the east during jordans time? Maybe you wasn't able to watch the 80-90s nba. It's much harder to be 6-0 in the finals than 3-6. It's hard to have a three peat. It's much more harder to have 2 three peats. If you do statistics you understand what i mean. Jordan did a three peat, retired, returned and did a three peat again. What's your say?

            • DJuan Brown
              DJuan Brown  3 days back

              I know this is old now but okay sure Lebron may not be as great as Jordan or Better(yet) but ffs to say he’s not clutch even though he’s proved it time and time again is fucking ridiculous

              • George0880
                George0880  3 days back

                Pippen is mental OR MJ got to him and told him to change his tune after he said Lebron was greater.

                A straight clown

                • Constantijn van Woerekom

                  Pippen must become a voice actor🤷‍♂️

                  • Jin Gili
                    Jin Gili  3 days back

                    fact! Dont compare lebron to JORDAN. JORDAN IS a God OF THE COURT. And the second one is Kobe Bryant.. Because mj&mamba have same more winning shots compared to LBJ.

                    • Em Jay
                      Em Jay  4 days back

                      Lol this dude really just said Westbrook Paul George and kawhi are scarier than lebron in the clutch. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

                      • Em Jay
                        Em Jay  3 days back

                        Gabby De LUNA this dude also said that lebron was better than Jordan and Kobe but now he’s saying lebron isn’t as good as either of them. I want u to tell me that he’s credible.

                      • Gabby De LUNA
                        Gabby De LUNA  3 days back

                        This dude is a 6 time champ. Made All defensive team. Told T mac in a show on how defend harden.

                    • Rick Melhuish
                      Rick Melhuish  4 days back

                      Pippen such a salty dog. He is mad he couldn't do it without Jordan

                      • Thao Nguyen
                        Thao Nguyen  5 days back

                        4:13 is something I kinda always said to people when they compare LBJ to Mj took a decade even after MJ retired to be a great player for everyone to notice

                        • Behind The Line
                          Behind The Line  5 days back

                          Yup, MJ and Kobe are straight psychopaths just driven to win at all costs. LJ is a super athlete but really just a nice guy that wants what is best for his family.

                          • Leon Cook
                            Leon Cook  5 days back

                            Lebron has more game winning playoff shots than Jordan and Kobe but he's not clutch. Gtfoh. That's stupid

                            • Em Jay
                              Em Jay  4 days back

                              Leon Cook they try so hard to diminish lebron it’s ridiculous

                            • Em Jay
                              Em Jay  4 days back

                              And he said Paul George a better closer than lebron and he’s like 2-17 on shots in the last 5 seconds lol.

                          • Antonio
                            Antonio  5 days back

                            MJ is the greatest but KB24 is the greater of all time.

                            • zyl zyl
                              zyl zyl  5 days back

                              LISTEN BRAINWASHED KIDS ....
                              LEQUIT DOESN'T HAVE THE CLUTCH GENE ..
                              THE KILLER INSTINCT ...
                              NEITHER A MAMBA MENTALITY ...

                              • Tito Lanas
                                Tito Lanas  5 days back

                                it's hard to compare the 90's and today's game. it is different. both are a legend in their era. Lebron can never be Jordan and Jordan can never be Lebron. Jordan never face an opponent as a deadly shooter as Klay and Steph, and Lebron never experience facing an opponent like Pistons in the 90's. on record though, Lebron has more clutch moments/points than Jordan in ihs entire carreer. you cant be just a hater lol

                                • Financial Education
                                  Financial Education  5 days back

                                  Stephen A. ALWAYS sounds riled up.

                                  • Mike Gulliver
                                    Mike Gulliver  6 days back

                                    This is an unfair assessment. LeBron has hit many, many clutch shots. He's had a few weak moments, but more than made up for them. Notably he has had these two mysterious disappearing acts that forever stain his resume (Boston-Cleveland 2010 and then Miami-Dallas Finals 2011), but that is ancient history and we haven't seen anything like that happen since.

                                    Kobe has also had weak moments. He was stinking up the joint in game 7 against the Celtics in 2010, and if they had lost, it would've been one of the worst performances by a star in a deciding game that I've ever seen. He was hogging the ball, and clanking everything. As it happened, they eked it out and his bad game was forgotten. But the Laker bigs were the key to that series.

                                    MJ, on the other hand, was unbeatable once he got over the hump. If I had to pick one guy to lead a team in a Finals series in the last 35 years, it would be him.

                                    • Mr. Green
                                      Mr. Green  6 days back

                                      MJ and Scottie are the only players in this conversation that are UNDEFEATED in the NBA Finals.

                                      • Tef Poe
                                        Tef Poe  6 days back

                                        Pippen would be prob be a really decent heaadcoach.

                                        • M. Nixxx
                                          M. Nixxx  7 days back

                                          Max has L3-6RONS 🍆 in his mouth!

                                          • Johnny Lewis
                                            Johnny Lewis  7 days back

                                            MJ the goat

                                            • WadeBoyzLilBub
                                              WadeBoyzLilBub  1 weeks back

                                              Stephen A is retarded. Took LeBron longer to mature because he came to the league straight out of high school. Skipped college . Duh

                                              • Galaz M
                                                Galaz M  1 weeks back

                                                The look on that guy's face holding Lebron's 4:53

                                                • Ryan Hill
                                                  Ryan Hill  1 weeks back

                                                  Seen them lose to the sixers Because he couldn’t make free throws Jordan 3peated twice with only 6allstars an lebron has played w 15 all stars an was 3for 6 in the finals

                                                  • Bobby Smith
                                                    Bobby Smith  1 weeks back

                                                    Did pippen not watch the 2018 playoffs? Lebron had more game winners in that run than Jordan had game winners in his playoff career.

                                                  • leung leo
                                                    leung leo  1 weeks back

                                                    Before I thought Max hated Kobe that’s it.
                                                    Now I’m sure, is because he is a Lebron fan, that’s why he hates Kobe so much.

                                                    • GHOST
                                                      GHOST  1 weeks back

                                                      MJ universally brightened the spotlight for the NBA. The NBA simply needed smeone under his shine n be the face of the nba after him.

                                                      • Slicky M'gill
                                                        Slicky M'gill  1 weeks back

                                                        “Your thoughts” 😗<< Lml that’s the face he made after he said that

                                                        • Hunter Big
                                                          Hunter Big  1 weeks back

                                                          6× NBA champion (Back to Back 3-Peats)
                                                          6× NBA Finals MVP
                                                          5× NBA Most Valuable Player
                                                          10× NBA scoring champion
                                                          3× NBA steals leader
                                                          14× NBA All-Star
                                                          3× NBA All-Star Game MVP
                                                          10× All-NBA First Team
                                                          All-NBA Second Team
                                                          NBA Defensive Player of the Year
                                                          9× NBA All-Defensive First Team
                                                          NBA Rookie of the Year
                                                          NBA All-Rookie First Team

                                                          (2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion)

                                                          Highest points per game average, Most 50-point games, Most 40-point games, Only player to score 15+ points in every single career playoff game, Only player to record consecutive 50-point games, Most consecutive 45-point games, Most consecutive 20-point games, and Most consecutive 15-point games.

                                                          REGULAR SEASON: Most seasons leading league in points, Highest points per game average, Most seasons leading league in points per game, Most 30+ point games, Most seasons leading league in field goals made, Most blocks by a guard (career 893), Most blocks by a guard (season 131), One of the only players to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in the same season, One of the only players to lead the league in scoring and steals in the same season.

                                                          Michael Jordan was the better basketball player statistically and his accolades were more numerous and impressive in light of the statistics. Lebron isn't touching that 10x Scoring Champion....Lebron isn't touching that 3x Steals Leader....Lebron isn't touching that 6x (in a row with back to back 3-peat) Finals MVP.

                                                          Michael Jeffery Jordan was a better basketball player, and had a better career, than Lebron currently has.

                                                          • Howard Pryor
                                                            Howard Pryor  2 weeks back

                                                            Thank You Pippin!!! THANK YOU!!!

                                                            • Trill J
                                                              Trill J  2 weeks back

                                                              Scottie shut your bitch ass up

                                                              • Zefrone YT
                                                                Zefrone YT  2 weeks back

                                                                Sad people act like its the 70's or some shit the Nba is totally different in the 2000's

                                                                • Sieta Graham
                                                                  Sieta Graham  2 weeks back

                                                                  Lmao that's what's wrong with the world now. Everybody wants LBJ to be like "mj" mentally, no killer instinct they say... The man is his own dam person. Fuck mj.

                                                                  • Keith Williams
                                                                    Keith Williams  2 weeks back

                                                                    And u Scottie done have the Goa gene like none of those 3...and I hate coming at Scottie neck cuz u are a great but there is levels to this shit

                                                                    • CHITOWN buck638
                                                                      CHITOWN buck638  2 weeks back

                                                                      Damn scottie sweating like R Kelly at a 8 grade prom..

                                                                      • mac Stanford
                                                                        mac Stanford  2 weeks back

                                                                        now all you idiots that think lebron better than kobe your opinion doesnt matter. a nba great just told you. like I been saying why u comparing lebron to jordan and he not better than Kobe

                                                                        • Eloy Leija
                                                                          Eloy Leija  2 weeks back

                                                                          If his excuse cause hes too old play defense that hes too old to go after the ball so then he should get payed for what players like isiah thomas carmelo anthony dwayne wade one year deals why tf is he getting payed supermax like all these other young all starcplayers that play both end of the basketball i understand what his name is and what he has accomplished congrats but to pay him what others get payed and this guy doesnt play the sport like he used too and people protect him cause his age? I promise you yall wouldnt say that shit when its your money coming out of your pocket paying him and this fool aint giving it his 100%

                                                                          • Shakira Langston
                                                                            Shakira Langston  2 weeks back

                                                                            Imma be honest Scottie Pippen has to be the most old head basketball player ever. This dude logic and respect won’t go towards ypu if you wasn’t drafted in the 80s.

                                                                            • Pan Desheng
                                                                              Pan Desheng  2 weeks back

                                                                              but he's not wrong tho, Players should play both ends of the court which the games now don't emphasis much on defense.

                                                                          • terry terry
                                                                            terry terry  2 weeks back

                                                                            FU*K JORDAN

                                                                            • terry terry
                                                                              terry terry  2 weeks back

                                                                              SCOTTIE GO FIND YOUR HOE AZZ WIFE🔪🔪🔪

                                                                              • Top Troop
                                                                                Top Troop  2 weeks back

                                                                                The debate can go on Jordan was hot good in high school can somebody tell me when you first got in the NBA can somebody tell me what was he doing Jordan never beat the great teams in their prom when he was playing¿¿¿

                                                                                • Khinh Phu
                                                                                  Khinh Phu  2 weeks back

                                                                                  sometime people don't understand scottie then he need to simplify it for you to understand :)

                                                                                  • Lavar's Balls
                                                                                    Lavar's Balls  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Pippen : I wanna give props to Bird, Lebron, Kareem
                                                                                    Mob : You better say MJ or we shoot you where you sit. And take off that suit and wear these Jordan's
                                                                                    Pippen : ( O_O ; )

                                                                                    • Nicholas S
                                                                                      Nicholas S  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Pippin' got a radio voice. Haha. I had no idea. Nice!

                                                                                      • Edward Brent
                                                                                        Edward Brent  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Man i been sayin dis for years...LEBRON..ANOTHER PIPEN...i gave him dat