It is the sports couple for an entire generation in the NBA and outside of it, but between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen there are still notorious discrepancies. After being without a relationship for a long time, and after an attempt at reconciliation, in recent years Pippen has shot himself when asked about his perfect complement in those 90’s Bulls who captured six titles in the world’s top basketball league.
Last chance to do it a podcast (Gimme The Hot Sauce) with Stacey King. For those who don’t remember him, King was a 2.11-meter center who participated in the first of the two triplets -1991, 1992, 1993- of those Bulls, the one who uttered the famous phrase “Jordan and I have come together to score 70 points” with ‘Air’ contributing 69, who has spent almost two decades as commentators in the games of the Chicago franchise at the regional level.
pippinwho was already highly upset by the image that Jordan projected in the documentary about the success of his Bulls, lashes out at his former partner while putting LeBron James on the highest rung.
“LeBron James will be the best player, stats-wise, to ever be in basketball. And there is no comparison with him. None. Does that make him the best ever? I will continue to discuss it.”
“I have seen Michael Jordan play before landing in the Bulls. You have seen it too. He was a horrible player and horrible to play with. He was all one against one and our sport is collective. Bad shots were played. Still, we became a team and started winning, so everyone forgot who he really was.”
pippinTaking advantage of the situation, he once again expressed his admiration for James, who this season has become the League’s top scorer in its regular phase by beating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and takes Jordan out of the great debate.
And it’s not the first time…
In recent times Scottie Pippen had already left pearls about his sports relationship with Michael Jordan. Especially in his biography Unguardedpublished in 2021, in which the Arkansas forward said things like these:
During the conversation with King and his companions, Pippen described LeBron to shape his argument: “He is the best winner. He is now older and they criticize him a lot. He’s never been a shooter, that last shot guy, because he wasn’t good at it. I already said it a long time ago. Despite this, when he retires he will be the best in statistics that has ever played this ”. Despite the disregard for Michael Jordan, those Bulls are not forgotten. “We are the best team ever. If MJ hadn’t left him, we probably would have won two or three more titles.”responded to the comparison with the Warriors of 73-9 (2016).
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