[Source] - "He revolutionized the point-forward position. All these players today should thank Scottie Pippen. Guys like Kevin Durant should say, 'Wow, look what you did for us.' Scottie could handle, he could shoot the ball, he could defend, he could rebound.
"If LeBron was playing during the '90s, I'd still say Scottie Pippen was the second-best player behind Michael."
Alright, what are we doing here? Granted this is Dennis Rodman and he's clearly going to stick up for his teammates, but there's been nothing worse from The Last Dance than this notion that guys today wouldn't dominate in the old days. I fucking hate LeBron off the court. The dude is annoying as hell. But he's also the 2nd (arguably the best) basketball player of all-time.
Both things can be true here. Scottie Pippen absolutely changed the whole point-forward position. His ability to defend multiple positions, be a scorer and facilitator was absurd. Scottie Pippen was and is fucking good. But LeBron would be a goddamn alien in the 90s. Again, you're talking about someone who is the size of Karl Malone with the ability to handle the ball, finish at the rim and shoot. That just wasn't a thing back then, especially when Pippen is the comparison.
You want the take, here it is. These all-time greats would be fucking great in any era. Jordan would be great now (he wouldn't average 45 points per game like Mike fucking Greenberg and Jalen Rose keep debating). LeBron would be great in the 80s and 90s. Kevin Durant would be great then too. Shit, KD would be studied because he's 7'0" and plays the way he does.
Whatever, people will still try to say that freaks like LeBron and Durant wouldn't survive in the 90s. You know, the same time that Scottie Pippen had a 'migraine' against the Pistons so here's Carmen Electra.