Scottie Pippen had a lot to say about Kevin Durant in a recent interview. Pippen spoke to Yahoo’s Vincent Goodwill to promote Digits Bourbon. Pippen complimented Durant on the former MVP’s game but said he can’t outdo LeBron James.
“Outperforming LeBron James takes a little more than an individual effort,” said Pippen. “LeBron James is an absolute team player who understands team and wins.
“Is (Durant) ready yet? He went home (in the playoffs) … I think he still has to learn something about what it takes to lead a team to victory. “
Seems like a tough take on Pippen, considering that Durant left everything on the ground during that final series’ NBA playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. Pippen has been a longtime LeBron fan and is clearly showing a bit of bias here. Durant is arguably a better scorer than James and Pippen seem to forget that when it comes to the NBA Finals matches between the two All-Stars, Durant is 2-1 ahead.