LeBron James is widely considered to be the best basketball player of his time. For that reason, he is often compared to other great players who came before him, such as Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan.
But another Hall of Famer thinks that he belongs in the discussion as well: "I was LeBron James before LeBron James," Scottie Pippen recently told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "It's not even close."
Pippen was talking about the specific skills he and James display on court, as compared with those of players such as Jordan and Johnson.