Scottie Pippen's comments on Michael Jordan keep making headlines in recent days. The Chicago Bulls legend started attacking his former teammate a couple of months ago when he decided to tell his side of the story.
Pippen spent 11 seasons with MJ, winning six NBA championships in six trips to the Finals. They became one of the greatest duos to ever play the game, but not everything was as cool as it looked on camera.
In fact, Pippen was unhappy with Michael's way to handle situations and how he addressed teammates. In his book, 'Unguardable,' he takes big shots at Jordan for the way he portrayed himself on the docu-series 'The Last Dance,' criticizing MJ for downplaying his teammates' contributions to the Bulls' success.
As the days go by, we see more reactions from former teammates and rivals who can't believe Pippen is doing this now. Besides Charles Barkley, Grant Hill also reflected on this situation, expressing his sadness with how what looked like a great relationship won't probably survive these recent events (1:45).
“It’s sad,” he started off. “We all watched The Last Dance, Michael, the greatness of those teams, Scottie, his contributions, his role. And just the greatness that they embodied. Just how together they were and how they dominated.”
“It was tough for me because I am playing against them. But I am friends with both, and fans of both. You just hate to see that legacy now tainted by this sort of back and forth. 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.”
It doesn't look like Pippen will stop saying these types of things about Michael Jordan, and he seems very comfortable doing so. It's really sad to know that this friendship never really existed and they were only cool on the court. Scottie had some things to get off his chest and he finally did it. We hope this decision doesn't backfire in the future.