After taking down on former teammate Michael Jordan over the past few weeks, Scottie Pippen is now taking his talents to speaking on another GOAT, but ina different sport.
In a recent interview with GQ’s Tyler Tynes, Pippen took it outside of the world of basketball, sharing his opinion on seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. In doing so, he gave a puzzling take as to why he cannot place him atop the GOAT discussions.
“It’s hard to place Tom Brady at the top of the NFL,” Pippen began, drawing an analogy to where he places himself among all-time basketball greats.
“Even though [Brady has] won a lot of championships, there are almost 70 players on each team, so is he playing on every side of the football? Is he on kickoff? Is he on the punt returns? Because if he ain’t playing all them roles, then he got to give credit to his team.”
Pippen alluded to the fact that Brady has also benefitted from playing on some of the greatest teams to ever play in the NFL.
The latest comments from Pippen align with what he penned in his memoir about the Bulls dynasty of 1996-98 in comparison to the more recent Warriors dynasty from 2016-19.
It cannot be overlooked that Brady is 44-years-old and still remains at the top of his game and, through 10 weeks of action, is second among betting favorites to take home the MVP award once again.
Try as he might, Pippen cannot downplay the resume of players like Tom Brady and Michael Jordan.