Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade
Jordan and Pippen are retired while James and Wade are in their primes. Of course Jordan/Pippen win the "number of rings" argument.
Give Jordan a slight edge over LeBron, but Wade destroys Pippen. Wade is a LeBron-level tier 1 "alpha male" superstar and has been considered top 2 in the league several years before.
Pippen was never on the level of peak Wade. Nowhere near the scorer or "take over the game" type #1 option.