Scottie Pippen Hasn’t Let Go Of His Feud With Michael Jordan

Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen

Former legend for the Chicago Bulls, Scottie Pippen, wasn’t too excited with the way things were portrayed in the Last Dance.

Therefore, he has decided to continue firing back against what he has considered to be a false narrative about the Bulls in the 90s. This feud rolled into Friday, when Pippen referred to his former teammate, Michael Jordan, as a horrible player. These comments were made by Pippen while appearing on the Gimme the hot sauce podcast, which features Stacey King, a former teammate of Pippen, who is now involved in broadcasting Bulls games.

Pippen was recently asked about the greatest baller of all time when he explained that he saw basketball as a team game. After focusing on quite a few players, he finally put all his focus on Jordan.

Scottie Pippen Believes Michael Jordan Was A Horrible Player

Although it is definitely Scottie Pippen’s right to state an opinion, claiming that Michael Jordan was a horrible player is also quite a bad take, putting it kindly. If we were to simply look at the stat page of Michael Jordan, we would see he averaged 31.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5 assists in three seasons before Scottie Pippen was drafted.

While this isn’t GOAT stuff, this can’t also be construed as horrible. Interestingly, the rest of what Pippen said might have some substance to it. Being a horrible player, and being horrible to play with are two extremely different things. Jordan had a career-high average of 37.1 ppg the year before Pippen joined the team. But for the next six years, Jordan had a career average of 6.2 assists and a greater shooting percentage. 

Sure, there have also been certain statements on Michael Jordan’s spirit of the game, but not as outlandish as Scottie Pippen considers them to be.