Alonzo Mourning: Scottie Pippen says LeBron would beat MJ

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Former Miami Heat and NBA star Alonzo Mourning recently added fuel to the fire of the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate during a Microsoft store opening in Miami.

Mourning fielded questions from the crowd and as you would expect, most were centered around the current Heat star.

From Mourning’s words in the video, him and Scottie Pippen, Jordan’s right-hand man, recently chatted about the ongoing “who would beat who” debate. Mourning revealed exactly what Pippen said to the crowd on hand:

“I’m gonna tell you what Scottie said. Scottie said that LeBron would kick MJ’s ass.”

The crowd on hand was obviously pro-Heat, so Mourning very well could be playing into what the people wanted to hear. On the flip side, maybe he and Pippen actually do think LeBron is better.

One thing we do know is that the debate is just beginning to heat up.

[H/T Bleacher Report, Video via dailysportsclub.com]