Scottie Pippen Takes Shot At LeBron James For Lacking ‘Clutch’ Gene, Says Both Michael Jordan And Kobe Bryant Were Better Players

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Scottie Pippen once again has a hot take on the entire Michael Jordan-LeBron James GOAT debate.

Last year Pippen went on record saying that he felt LeBron had passed MJ statistically as a player only to flip flop a few weeks later by stating that LeBron needed to win 6 championships to be considered the GOAT.

This afternoon Scottie went on First Take and delivered a scorching take on how both Jordan and Kobe Bryant were better players than LeBron because Bron lacks the “clutch” gene.

“When I look at LeBron, he’s not what Michael was as a player,” ke. “He’s not even what Kobe Bryant was as a player. So, when you talk about trying to compare Michael’s instinct, his ability to take over games, his ability to want to have the last shot, LeBron doesn’t have that gene. That’s not in him. Kobe has that gene. I see a little bit of it in Paul George. Kawhi (Leonard), (Russell) Westbrook. … Not too many players go on the basketball court with that.

“It’s that clutch gene. I’m not taking it away that he don’t know how to win, and he’s not willing to have the ball in his hands. But the players that have that clutch gene, they’re gonna go get that ball.”

Of course Pippen got roasted by Twitter over his latest comments.

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