Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/13/11
Former Chicago Bulls player and current television analyst Steve Kerr said on Monday that it is inaccurate to compare Miami Heat star LeBron James to Michael Jordan.

Kerr was responding to former Bull Scottie Pippen, a Hall of Famer and known as Jordan's sidekick throughout Chicago's dynasty in the 1990s, who said that while he thinks Jordan is the greatest scorer in NBA history, James "may be the greatest player to ever play the game."

Kerr told "The Waddle and Silvy Show" on ESPN radio Monday that James is "so similar to Scottie in that defensively he was just a monster, could guard anybody, really more of a point forward than scoring guard. Scottie always loved to distribute the ball. That's really where LeBron's preference is."

"Phil Jackson used to call Scottie a 'sometimes shooter.' Sometimes they would go in, sometimes they wouldn't. That how it is with LeBron," Kerr added. "He's a great talent and a great player but you can see his flaws as a basketball player. He doesn't have an offensive game that he can rely on: no low-post game, no mid-range jump shot so when the game really gets tough he has a hard time finding easy baskets and getting himself going. That's what Michael did in his sleep so that's why the comparison is wrong."

James has been under immense pressure all season - ever since "The Decision" - but took even more scrutiny for disappearing during big moments, with none bigger than the NBA Finals.

While he refutes those claims of "shrinking" during the final series, the numbers seem to support that argument - James averaged 26.7 points per game in the regular season, but just 17.8 in the six-game Finals series, the largest discrepancy in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

James also struggled in the fourth quarter during the Finals, scoring just 18 points combined in the final frame of all six games.
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