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Monday, May 30, 2011

LeBron plays down Pippen praise

AP

Miami — Scottie Pippen said LeBron James may be basketball's greatest player ever.

Among those who disagree: LeBron James.

The Miami Heat forward provided his reaction to Pippen's comparison between James and Michael Jordan on Saturday, essentially saying he was flattered by the sentiment but simply does not believe he's done enough to merit mention among the game's highest echelon.

"I'm not better than Jordan," James said.

Pippen — who won six championships alongside Jordan in Chicago during the Bulls' epic run in the 1990s — told ESPN Radio on Friday that while Jordan is "probably the greatest scorer to play the game," James "may be the greatest player to ever play the game."



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