Giannis might be a Pippen.... there I said it! He needs his Jordan. pic.twitter.com/L89DG9JjHD— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) September 3, 2020
I’m not Giannis—I don’t have back-to-back league MVPs (he will in a matter of days)—and he’s not me. The question is... who were you as a player? 😂 https://t.co/Ce6tGU98s3— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) September 3, 2020
Now, we’re re-litigating the structural hierarchy of the Big Three-era Heat teams after Jay Williams sought to soften Jefferson’s take by pointing out that LeBron James was arguably second fiddle to Dwyane Wade during their mini-dynasty in South Beach.
So LeBron was a Pippen with D Wade once. Nothing wrong with that until you get over the hump. https://t.co/exAjQ3uOW4— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) September 3, 2020
Well, LeBron didn’t take that too kindly. So much for Zero Dark 30 mode this postseason.
Explain to me what the fux I gotta do with this subject matter! I’m over here minding my damn business preparing for Houston. And by the way I ain’t never been nobody but my damn self! 👑 Shit!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 3, 2020
But, in fairness, he has every right to feel that way. James enjoyed some of the best seasons in his storied career in Miami, won Finals MVP in both of their title runs and, after leaving, spearheaded a legendary Finals comeback against the 73-win Golden State Warriors to snap a 52-year championship drought in Cleveland with the Cavaliers.
Williams doubled down on his take:
Maybe statistically but not mentally. We knew whose team it was. https://t.co/zGWkhbRaG8— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) September 3, 2020
But James has bigger fish to fry. A date with the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals begins Friday.