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Scottie Pippen Once Refused Wanting to Be ‘Like Mike’ When Asked About Teammate Michael Jordan
2024/04/15

The Last Dance: The End of Jordan and Pippen’s Friendship

The release of the Netflix documentary ‘The Last Dance’ shed light on the deteriorating friendship between basketball legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. While the two players were once considered inseparable, the biased coverage of the team in the documentary seemed to have pushed Pippen over the edge. He accused Jordan of hogging the spotlight, sparking a feud that has divided fans and former teammates.

Cracks in the Duo's Friendship

Despite their on-court success, cracks in the friendship between Jordan and Pippen began to show even during their playing days. Pippen, often referred to as Batman Jordan's 'Robin', felt overshadowed by MJ and expressed his frustration at being relegated to the role of Jordan's sidekick. He rejected comparisons to Jordan and asserted his desire to be recognized as his own person, not just as Jordan's teammate.

Pippen's Bold Statements

In a recent interview with Stacey King's podcast ‘Gimme the Hot Sauce’, Pippen made headlines by calling Jordan a "horrible player." He criticized Jordan for his tendency to play individualistic basketball, focusing on scoring rather than team dynamics. Pippen's harsh words reflect his growing resentment towards Jordan and the lack of recognition he feels he deserves for his contributions to the Bulls' success.

Jordan's Silence

Despite Pippen's public outbursts, Jordan has remained tight-lipped about their strained relationship.

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