Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan formed the most successful duo in NBA history. The pair joined forces to win six championships together and create a Chicago Bulls dynasty that will forever live on in league lore.
Unfortunately, in the years since, a rift has developed between the two men.
Pippen takes every opportunity imaginable to bash Jordan these days – including with some pretty vicious allegations.
Recently, Pippen took aim at Jordan once more. When pressed on why he didn’t earn Defensive Player of the Year accolades, he had this to say:
“I think they were too busy watching Michael,” Pippen snarked.
That comment follows a familiar recent theme. One that sees Pippen roast Jordan at every turn.
“I may go as far to say Mike ruined basketball,” Pippen wrote in his memoir. “In the 80s on the playgrounds, you’d have everyone moving the ball around — passing to help the team. That stopped in the 90s. Kids wanted to be ‘Like Mike.’ Well, Mike didn’t want to pass — didn’t want to rebound, or defend the best player. He wanted everything done for him. That’s why I always believed LeBron James was the greatest player this game has ever seen — he does everything and embodies what the game is truly about.”
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 4, 2022
It has gotten so bad that Pippen is reportedly scared to run into Jordan at public events.
Hopefully at some point their relationship will improve. But at the moment, it’s hard to see how that could possibly happen.