The ongoing beef between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen has sent shockwaves throughout the NBA.
Obviously much of the issue seems to be one-sided, with Pippen taking repeated shots at Jordan while the consensus GOAT remains quiet.
But it has gotten to the point where it is making everyone feel uncomfortable.
Including NBA legend Grant Hill.
During a recent appearance on ‘The Real’ Hill offered his thoughts on the ongoing beef between Jordan and Pippen. As both men’s contemporary, he had a unique window into their relationship.
“It’s sad in a lot of ways,” he said.
“You know, we all watched The Last Dance, Michael, the greatness of those teams, and Scottie, his contributions and his role and just the greatness that they embodied and just how together they were and how they dominated. It was tough for me because I’m playing against them and all of us in the NBA. But I’m friends with both, I’m fans [of] both. And you just hate to see that legacy now tainted by this sort of back-and-forth.
“And so, look, Scottie has every right to tell his truth and share his struggles and frustrations. I wish it didn’t come to that. It’s unfortunate, but you can’t discredit what they did together. It was incredible, one of the best duos in the history of not just the NBA but the history of sport.”
Pippen has a lot of animosity towards Jordan that he doesn’t seem to have towards others who have wronged him. Just compare how he talked about Larsa Pippen’s cheating versus how he has spoken about Jordan.
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Night and day.
Will Jordan and Pippen one day be able to put their issues aside for the sake of their legacy? Time will tell.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.