Beijing time on October 8, NBA star Scotty Pippen said in an interview that he would take off his hat and say that James is his FMVP.
Pippen talked about the attribution of the MVP of this season's finals on the "The Jump" program today. He said: "I think the performance of the entire team is good, but I must pay tribute to James's hat. He still has this. His firepower is really incredible. After 17 years in the league, he still leads the team in all aspects. His leadership, his willpower, his dominance, how did he do it, what is his motivation? Obviously, he is my choice."
When talking about what it means to James if the Lakers win the championship, Pippen said: "It is an unprecedented achievement to lead a third different team to the championship in the 17th year of his career. He has 10 finals. He keeps The ability to be healthy, the ability to maintain influence, he is not the kind of player who just hangs out on the court, he is a very influential player."
Pippen's admiration for James this time was a bit surprised by the community. After all, in the past few years, Pippen has often mocked James in interviews.
On June 27 last year, Pippen said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune that he believes that his combination with Jordan can beat the combination of Kobe and James in 2V2 and win more than 50 points. Pippen also said that James was not qualified to serve as his substitute.
Pippen’s remarks instantly aroused heated discussion, and many NBA stars have supported James on social platforms. Bryant once publicly supported James. He said at the time: "LeBron and Scotty are facing each other. LeBron will definitely be able to beat Pippen to doubt life. I think I can give the answer without even thinking about it. LeBron will relax. Win. Scotty is a great player, but not at the same level as LeBron."
This time, Pippen changed his cynicism towards James. Is it because he was convinced by James’ performance?