Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan won six NBA championships together back during their playing days with the legendary Chicago Bulls teams of the 1990s. They were one of the most dominant duos in NBA history and will forever be linked thanks to all the success they had on the court.
Over recent years, however, it’s become clear that they are no longer close and that Pippen didn’t appreciate the type of teammate Jordan was during those championship seasons.
Pippen made an appearance on former Bulls teammate Stacey King’s podcast this week and made more wild claims about Jordan, including how he was a “horrible player” with the Bulls until Pippen showed up and the team got stronger around him.
Check this out:
“LeBron James will be the greatest statistical [player] to ever play the game of basketball. [Michael Jordan] was a horrible player.”— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 26, 2023
- Scottie Pippen
(h/t @DieHardCBfans )
“I seen Michael Jordan play before I came to play with the Bulls. You guys seen him play. He was a horrible player. He was horrible to play with. He was all one-on-one, he was shooting bad shots and all of a sudden we become a team and we start winning and everybody forgot who he was.”
That’s a pretty incredible take because Jordan was far from being a “horrible player” in the early years of his career.
You can watch his full appearance on King’s podcast here:
NBA fans ripped Pippen:
Jesus Scott https://t.co/crGef8j2hp— CUATRO (@IV_1039) May 26, 2023
Did this for him to come back but he was horrible to play with https://t.co/BEkZubAwBS pic.twitter.com/FZc9LUvKYm— Hi I’m Steve Harvey (@Zombie_Myles_) May 26, 2023
😂😂😂😂😂😂 Pip down bad https://t.co/5QyrNKh22Z— Toretto3:16™️ (@TRobertson80) May 26, 2023
Scottie trying to find a way to be relevant again it seems. https://t.co/UteAjuRs6q— Locked on Sooners (@LockedOnSooners) May 26, 2023
LMAO wtf 🤣 https://t.co/Q9H61CBxOn— Muhammad Shahbaz (@moshah_23) May 26, 2023
This guy is pathetic https://t.co/JLmp5aoe2o— Justin (RIPKOBE) (@ThePackageJG) May 26, 2023
Pip just sounds bitter at this point and I’m not really sure why?— Phil Dexter (@phil_dex_sports) May 26, 2023
Jordan has consistently given Scottie credit for his role in the success of those teams. https://t.co/LGLs10OOkk
Man drunk lol , that second take is ridiculous https://t.co/mE63cTD6du pic.twitter.com/ble29Tn7x0— Mo (@Mo___Wrld) May 26, 2023
I’m a Lebron fan but saying Michael Jordan was a horrible player is crazy 😂😂😂 https://t.co/MzKhQdhKiA— Sheikh Amad 🇨🇩🇶🇦 🇬🇭 (@UTDMous) May 26, 2023