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Who was better, Paul Pierce or Scottie Pippen?

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Pierce or Pippen
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:54:38 PM »

Offline Big333223

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As a Celtic fan board, I feel pretty confident I know how this will play out but I saw some comments in a thread a few days ago really extolling Pippen and I'm curious just how well regarded he is and thought this could be an interesting match up.

Greater player, Pierce or Pippen?
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Re: Pierce or Pippen
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 08:05:07 PM »

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I wonder what Pippenís career wouldíve looked like had he been the #1 a team was built around.

Obviously Iím biased because Paul is one of my favourite Celtics ever, but even trying to think as objectively as I can this is hard 

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 08:09:44 PM »

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Pippen had a better all around game.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 08:12:41 PM »

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Pippen better all around, Paul Pierce is a better closer

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 08:13:22 PM »

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Come on now. Pippen, and itís not close.


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Re: Pierce or Pippen
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 08:22:38 PM »

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Scottie Pippen.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:23:01 PM »

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Pierce was the better offensive player.

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 08:34:30 PM »

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Pippen. I mean, he actually lead a 50+ win Bulls without Jordan.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:38:08 PM »

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People forget how ridiculously good Scottie pippen was because how over shadowed he was by Michael..it's insane that they even played on the same team. That would be like if Kobe and Pierce teamed up...scary to think about. If the Celtics drafted Kobe instead of Antoine in 96 I think those two would have teamed up for 7 or 8 titles...okay I'm getting off track
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Pierce. Not even an argument
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:40:48 PM »

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Come on now. Pippen, and itís not close.
I get it if people pick Pippen, but to say it's not close is a bit much. It's pretty darn close. A lot of Pippens' career he was aided by the fact that defenses had to focus so much on Jordan. I'm not saying that negates his greatness, but you need to take that into account.

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Come on now. Pippen, and itís not close.

To say it's not close is a bit strong. Pierce made 3 more all star games, was was more clutch, better 3 point shooter, more potent offensive player all around. Was also better for longer. Pippens game really declined around 32/33. Pierce was still the 1st offensive options on some great teams at that age.

I'll give pippen the edge defensively. Perhaps the best defensive wing the league has ever seen. Pierce was no slouch either though.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 08:56:23 PM »

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Pierce more crafty. More clutch.

Pippen much better defender. Better athlete. And much better in open court.

Poll anyone outside Boston, 90% take Pippen.

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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 08:59:04 PM »

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People forget how ridiculously good Scottie pippen was because how over shadowed he was by Michael..it's insane that they even played on the same team. That would be like if Kobe and Pierce teamed up...scary to think about. If the Celtics drafted Kobe instead of Antoine in 96 I think those two would have teamed up for 7 or 8 titles...okay I'm getting off track

I think that a better analogy would have been taking Kobe in 1996 and Tracy McGrady in 1997 - an idea that was entertained by, as usual, Jerry West :o. Jesus :o. Dude is beyond incredible, lol ;D -

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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 09:02:58 PM »

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Come on now. Pippen, and itís not close.
I get it if people pick Pippen, but to say it's not close is a bit much. It's pretty darn close. A lot of Pippens' career he was aided by the fact that defenses had to focus so much on Jordan. I'm not saying that negates his greatness, but you need to take that into account.

It's really not close.  Seven All-NBA teams for Pippen (3-first; 2-second; 2-third); 10 All-Defense selections.  Pierce four All-NBA selections (1-second; 3-third); zero All-Defense.

Pippin leads in titles (obviously), but also rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, eFG%.  Pierce leads in scoring and FT%.  That's despite Pippen being a #2 option (behind the NBA's career leader in Usage) and Pierce being a clear #1 (six times being in the top-10 in Usage).

I stand by my statement:  it's not really close. 


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