Scottie Pippen say what?
Scottie Pippen continues to wage an unusual war against Michael Jordan. Despite retiring a long time ago, Pippen has frequently criticized Jordan, which appears to stem from his portrayal in “The Last Dance” documentary, which mainly focused on the 1990s Chicago Bulls and Jordan.
During an appearance on Stacey King’s “Gimme The Hot Sauce” podcast, Pippen once again took a swipe at Jordan and praised LeBron James, who joined the NBA only months after Jordan’s retirement in 2003. Pippen called Jordan a “horrible player” until they became teammates on the Bulls. He accused Jordan of playing selfishly and taking bad shots, but once they started winning together, people forgot about it. “The Last Dance” confirmed that Jordan was considered a controversial player before winning his first title with the Bulls in 1991, his fourth season with Pippen.
“[Jordan] was a horrible player. He was horrible to play with. He was all 1-on-1, he’s shooting bad shots. And all of a sudden, we become a team and we start winning, everybody forgot who he was.”
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— TMSPN.com (@sportsgossip) May 26, 2023
Pippen went on to say that James, who just completed his 20th season in the league, will likely be the most statistically excellent player in NBA history, although he did not conclude that James was the greatest player of all time.
Pippen now claims that basketball is a team sport, and no player can claim to be the top player. While Pippen’s comments about Jordan were not as harsh as they have previously been, he has continued his one-sided feud for reasons unknown.