Scottie Pippen Gets Dragged By The Internet After Saying LeBron James Won 2016 NBA Championship With ‘No Help’

  • Scottie Pippen took shots at Kevin Durant while praising LeBron James during recent GQ interview
  • Pippen would later anger fans by saying LeBron won the 2016 NBA championship with “no help”
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Former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen is ruffling some feathers with his comments about LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

During an interview with GQ this week, Pippen slammed Durant for losing in the playoffs while also praising LeBron.

“And this is no knock to KD, but they asked me, Has he surpassed LeBron James? And my answer was: LeBron James knows team basketball better than KD.

KD can score better than LeBron, probably always have been able to. But has he surpassed LeBron? Naw. He tried to beat the Milwaukee Bucks instead of utilizing his team. You see what I’m saying? LeBron James would’ve figured out how to beat them and he wouldn’t have been exhausted and he may not have taken the last shot. But LeBron ain’t KD, and KD ain’t LeBron. KD is a shooter, a scorer. But he doesn’t have what LeBron has.”

Durant caught wind of Pippen’s comments and fired back.

After KD’s comment, Pippen went back to defending his comments by saying LeBron had no help when he won the 2016 NBA championship unlike when Durant won in Golden State.

Fans immediately noted that Kyrie Irving scored 46 points in a crucial game 5 for the Cavs and even hit a clutch 3-pointer in game 7 of the 2016 NBA finals.

Even Kyrie appeared to respond to Pippen in his own way.

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