Originally Posted by Raz
Yes the conversation is that bad.
It would be like me trying to convince people that Manu Ginobili should be ranked above Clyde Drexler. There is a significant gap.
I'm not talking about transferring each other to different decades, Pippen was extremely athletic and he would wreck havoc in the 60's and 70's.
And to the people saying Pippen was the better rebounder and passer, are you aware that Hondo averaged 9rpg and 7.5apg in the same season to go with his 28.9ppg. This is the list of players to put up stats like that:
Hondo is a beast
He was basically the GOAT wing defender before Pippen, and he set the bench mark for all big wing players.
The over-appreciation for Scottie Pippen is horrible. He had such a short peak, and Havlicek dominated over two decades.
Let's not exaggerate. Even if you plucked him from the 90's Pippen wouldn't end up wreaking any more havoc than a player like say, Gus Johnson. Pippen doesn't offer any more than Gus aside from passing. He was even considered the best all-around defender at that time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPtBV4TsdU
And yet a player like Havlicek was still considered better.