Former Chicago Bulls legend and six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen doubts that Tom Brady is a shoe-in as the greatest NFL player ever. Scottie Pippen cited Tom Brady only playing one position as the reason why he may not be the GOAT

At this point, Tom Brady is the un[paralleled G.O.A.T in NFL. With such records galore and seven Super Bowl championships, it’s tough not to associate that label to a player. Comparing greatness across sports is tough. If there was a Mount Rushmore of sports, Brady is certainly among those on it. However, Scottie Pippen is hesitant to call TB12 the GOAT.

The Basketball Hall of Famer explained his unpopular take during a recent interview with GQ. In the interview on Thursday, Pippen was asked about his legacy and where he would put himself among the NBA’s all-time greats. In his answer, Pippen admitted he wouldn’t put Tom Brady as the greatest player in the NFL because of how important the team aspect is in football.

“It’s hard to place Tom Brady at the top of the NFL,” Pippen said, as transcribed by CBS Sports. “Even though he’s won a lot of championships. There are almost 70 players on each team, so is he playing on every side of the football? Is he on kickoff? Is he on the punt returns? Because if he ain’t playing all them roles, then he got to give credit to his team.”

In his recently-released book, Unguarded, Pippen even made headlines for frequent criticism of Michael Jordan — the NBA’s widely-accepted G.O.A.T — and the amount of credit that Jordan receives for the Bulls’ titles, rather than Pippen himself and the rest of the team. So Mr. Pippen seems quite infamous for his unorthodox criticisms.

Salty or logical, what do you think? Do sound off in the comments.

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