This idea came to me as I've still seen people comparing Pippen to Granger. It's very disturbing to me. Maybe time has erased a little of my memory of Pippen, so anyone old enough to have seen his career, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall a single flaw in his game. Many, many times I'd watch a Bulls game and leave the game thinking Pippen was a more complete player than Michael Jordan. Not a better player, mind you.
Pippen could have been an All Star at PG, SG, SF, or PF. He would have excelled in any game plan or under any coach. His instincts, athleticism and size was an unstoppable combination. He was going to have an impact on the game, you just never knew how. Whether it was shutting down Mark Jackson at PG, or giving Barkley fits at PF .... it didn't seem to matter. If that failed, he could easily hand out 10 assists, control the boards, or score 30 points on you. He also had a killer instinct.
Anyway, for the 2nd post in this thread I'm going to post some video's by a Scottie Pippen freak (obviously) out there. These video's are separated by his defensive abilities, and what he could do on offense.
I'm not usually a huge fan of "highlight videos", but in this case for the purpose of making the difference between Pippen and Granger clear to those who haven't seen Pippen play (obviously, or you wouldn't compare), just watch the ball handling ability, and passing ability Pippen displays in these video's and ask yourself if you can ever see Granger making those plays, because I simply cannot. Then watch the defense and ask yourself the same question, because again, I don't think he's capable. That's not a knock on Granger so much, because well, most players who've worn an NBA jersey ... can't.