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Scottie Pippen was an excellent small forward. He was also an amazing endorser of submarine sandwiches. He will make a fine addition to the basketball Hall of Fame.

He would not, however, make a good basketball executive, based on what he told the Orlando Sentinel when asked which player he would build his franchise around.

That's a difficult question. If you want to ask me that then I'm going to probably go after the best player in the game and that's going to be LeBron James(notes). But I don't know if LeBron James fits with the Chicago Bulls. I don't know if I want Derrick Rose(notes) to give the ball up and let LeBron run the show. There are some great free agents out there. For me, you have to have the right fit. You just can't go and get the best player. You got to have chemistry in this game.

Umm, that's not a difficult question. At all.  LeBron James is 25 years old and has been the best player in the league for the past three seasons. And he's getting better.

As for playing alongside Derrick Rose — that's not a problem. In fact, I've created an exhaustive list of players who do not "fit" with LeBron James.


Get it? No one is a "bad fit" with LeBron James. Even Shaquille O'Neal(notes), who we thought might clog the middle for the Cavs, has worked out okay. Everyone fits with LeBron James.

In fact, I say we let him join the Bulls, just so we can see how well he works next to Derrick Rose.

(h/t MOUTHPIECE Sports)

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