Pippen vs. Jordan: an unthinkable war

Iván Holguín López / @ivan_baloncesto

A little over a year after the premiere of the documentary “The Last Dance”, an audiovisual piece that recovered the figure of Michael Jordan and of the Chicago Bulls on his way to his sixth NBA ring, he has found in one of his protagonists a detractor, he is Scottie pippen, who has used the documentary to attack former Bulls teammate and leader Michael Jordan.

Pippen’s attack

The forward who became the “Jordan’s most valuable squire” has revealed a new excerpt from his autobiography called ‘Unguarded’, where he attacks “his majesty” again for the famous documentary.

According to Pippen, the jordan motif filming and giving birth to the documentary “The Last Dance” is because he wanted to show the new generation that he (Jordan) was the best of all time. “Michael was determined to show the current generation that he was the greatest of all time. Even bigger than Lebron James, the player that many consider not only their equal, but superior, “said Pippen.

What bothered Pippen the most was the way Jordan downplayed all of his teammates including Pippen himself. “The last two episodes, like the previous eight, glorified Michael Jordan without giving praise Enough neither me nor my proud teammates. And Michael deserves a lot of the blame for that, “says Pippen.

“Even in the second episode, which focused for a time on my difficult path to the NBA, the narrative turned back to MJ and his determination to win. I was just an accessory. His ‘best teammate of all time’ called me. I couldn’t have been more condescending if I had tried, ”Pippen added to GQ magazine.

A vintage outfit

During the 90s the NBA lived the reign of the Jordan Bulls, a team that twice won 3 championship rings in a row (1991, 1992 and 1993; 1996, 1997 and 1998). During that time only two players lived the 6 titles in their entirety, those were Jordan and Pippen, which is considered by many experts as the best duo in history, being the only two players in history to win three rings in a row on a couple of occasions.

Therefore it is quite simple to guess who was the player who shared a jersey with Jordan the most times. Scottie Pippen, both were together in 859 games (all on the Bulls). With him, he won the 73.5% of the matches who played. And we began to throw great data, and sometimes surprising.

However, several were supporting actors in that wonderful time of the Chicago Bulls, among them the following stand out: Horace Grant, Toni Kukoc, John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Bill Cartwright, Ron Harper, BJ Armstrong, Luc Longley, Will Perdue, and Bill Wennington; like the legendary coach Phil Jackson.


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Pippen vs. Jordan: an unthinkable war