LeBron needs Pippen to catch Jordan

LeBron James needs a running mate who doesn’t mind being the Robin to his Batman. Scottie Pippen played that role for 6 NBA Championships with Michael Jordan getting most of the accolades for the Chicago Bulls success. Pippen is the best Robin ever to play in the modern day NBA. Kryie Irving requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers a team that was in the last three NBA Finals and won one NBA Title wasn’t enough for him to accept the Robin role.

LeBron mentored and helped Irving become a relevant player in the NBA now must feel like he was back stabbed by his running mate. Irving without LeBron’s presence is a great scorer who would have a hard time getting his team out of the lottery. The Cavs would have Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Andrew Wiggins as the key players. Irving would be the undisputed leader of the team.

What is more important to Irving: be the undisputed team leader or win NBA Championships? Asking for a trade when the Cavaliers are still the by far the best team in the Eastern Conference and would likely make a fourth straight finals if the Big 3 stays together for another season.

The Cavs don’t have to trade Irving right away. He is under contract next season and has a player’s option two years from now. Head coach Tyronn Lue should work on getting LeBron and Irving in a room to discuss personal and team goals for next season. Coach Lue knows he can’t got into training camp with his two best players not playing, trusting and caring for each other and team.

Much respect to Pippen for playing his role and winning many Championships with Jordan. Magic Johnson used to take less money in order for the Los Angeles Lakers surround him with a Championship roster. Kevin Durant taking less to play with the Golden State Warriors to help his chances at winning another NBA Title.

Can the Cavs make it to the NBA Finals without Irving?

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2 Responses to “LeBron needs Pippen to catch Jordan”

  1. rommel says:

    Hahaha,this is the Westbrook effect…why be 2nd best player on your team and compete for championships when You Can be the man and put up ridiculous Numbers? Of course cavs Can make finals without kyrie they have the best basket-ball player in the World for at least one more season….heeeeeeeeeho

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