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Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
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Scottie Pippen is telling his side of the Bulls dynasty story.

The Hall of Famer will expose “stories I’ve kept to myself for years” in his tell-all memoir “UNGUARDED” — out this November — including his rings run with the ’90s Bulls alongside Michael Jordan, which resulted in six championships.

In the description of the book, Pippen appears to take a few jabs at Jordan and his leadership skills, among other things.

“Simply put, without Pippen, there are no championship banners — let alone six — hanging from the United Center rafters. There’s no ‘The Last Dance’ documentary,” the description reads in reference to Jordan’s ESPN docu-series about the ’90s Bulls championship seasons.

“There’s no ‘Michael Jordan’ as we know him. The 1990s Chicago Bulls teams would not exist as we know them.”
Pippen has publicly expressed his disdain for how the story was told in the “The Last Dance” six-part series, which was co-produced by Jordan’s Jump 23 company.
“Pippen details how he cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick, and discusses how he could have (and should have) received more respect from the Bulls’ management and the media,” the “UNGUARDED” description reads.

“He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the real leader within the Bulls locker room.”
Late last year, Pippen revealed he wasn’t a fan of how the documentary turned out.

“I don’t think it was that accurate in terms of really defining what was accomplished in one of the greatest eras of basketball, but also by two of the greatest players – and one could even put that aside and say the greatest team of all time,” Pippen told The Guardian in December 2020.

“I didn’t think those things stood out in the documentary. I thought it was more about Michael trying to uplift himself and to be glorified. I think it also backfired to some degree in that people got a chance to see what kind of personality Michael had,” he explained.

Pippen, in the same interview, said he confronted Jordan over his feelings about the documentary.

“I told him I wasn’t too pleased with it. He accepted it. He said, ‘Hey, you’re right.’ That was pretty much it,” Pippen recalled.

Other topics Pippen covers in the book include growing up in Arkansas, his college days at UCA, getting drafted in 1987, transparent takes on his former coach Phil Jackson, rival Isiah Thomas, among others, as well as other behind-the-scenes moments from the locker room.

Scottie Pippen’s “UNGUARDED” memoir will release on November 16, and is available for pre-order now.

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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Such a leader that he refused to come off the bench in the 95 playoffs because the play wasn't drawn up for him. fricked the whole locker room up.


Buckeye06
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
I mean almost everything in this article is true. But there's no world where anyone thinks Pippen was the main guy in Chicago.

He was Robin to MJs Batman, and that has always been the case. This didn't just start last year with the documentary series



Mizzoufan26
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Pippen seems like a little bitch to be honest.


Suck Out West
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Someone should tell Pippen there is no Pippen as we know him without MJ either. Pippen wins no rings without MJ while MJ likely wins a few without Pippen.


Patfic15
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Pippen has definitely moved into bitch territory as he's gotten older. He didn't do shite without Jordan so there's that.


htran90
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Sounds like drama stirring to get views


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RobbBobb
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Pippens take on this is devoid of facts

Both Jordan and Pippen benefited greatly from playing for Phil Jackson. Phils 1st year as an NBA coach he took thm all the way to the Conf finals, then won 6 titles in the next 8 years (as well as titles with other teams)

Then Jordan retried, and even Phil couldnt win without him. When Jordan returned, they won three more.

Then Pippen when to powerhouses Houston (Barkely, Olajuwan) and Portland (Rasheed, Detlef, Steve Smith, Sabonis, Kemp) and didnt win another one.

So the order of importance to that Bulls dynasty is:
1) Jordan
2) Jackson
3) Pippen


Boomshockalocka
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Mike made him a champion not the other way around. That being said I will be reading this one for sure.


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Jesus, how insecure and whiny could you possibly be. And to bring up a documentary to MJ because you didn’t feel respected enough


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Suck Out West
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
No shite. How respected does he need to be? MJ called him the best teammate he ever had in Last Dance.


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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
He's still salty that he was making $2.8 mil a year while Jordan was making 30 million a year from the Bulls.


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sugar71
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
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Then Jordan retried, and even Phil couldnt win without him. When Jordan returned, they won three more.

Jordan quit on them at the last minute . If Pippen had quit in October the Bulls aren't winning a Championship with Pete " frickin" Myers replacing Pippen.







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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
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Such a leader that he refused to come off the bench in the 95 playoffs because the play wasn't drawn up for him. fricked the whole locker room up.

Yep, all the stuff he says about MJ and his leadership, it may all be true, but it's tough to take leadership talk from Pippen when he did the most egregious thing when he was the leader.


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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
Pippen hurting for money again?


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TackySweater
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
I don’t think he or anyone is trying to say he was the #1 guy.


sugar71
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I don’t think he or anyone is trying to say he was the #1 guy.


Jordan worshippers will not tolerate any criticism. Jordan won nothing before Pippen because " he had no help", but act as if though he won 6 rings alone after he got great teammates like Pippen, Rodman , Grant, etc.....
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
I’d rather the guy bitch 23 years later than quit when they were making their run like guys seem to do nowadays.


Buckeye06
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
I mean the quote in the article is

quote:

Pippen details how he cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick


That to me sounds like he doesn't think Jordan is the #1 guy. He is upset he was the sidekick meaning he believes he was equal to Jordan, which is just laughable


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QJenk
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re: Scottie Pippen’s memoir seems to throw some big Michael Jordan shade
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mean almost everything in this article is true. But there's no world where anyone thinks Pippen was the main guy in Chicago.

He was Robin to MJs Batman, and that has always been the case. This didn't just start last year with the documentary series


Yup. Without Jordan, Pippen wins zero championships. Without Pippen, Jordan probably wins 2, maybe even 3.


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