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Scottie Pippen Makes An Insane Statement About Michael Jordan

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former Chicago Bulls star and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen made an insane statement about his ex-teammate, NBA Legend Michael Jordan.

On Stacey King’s Gimme The Hot Sauce podcast, Pippen stated that Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James is “the greatest statistical “basketball player ever.

Pippen call Jordan “a horrible player”, before he himself joined the Bulls.

“LeBron will be the greatest statistical guy to ever play the game of basketball. And there’s no comparison to him. None…

So, does that make him the greatest player ever to play the game? I’ll leave that out for debating, because I don’t believe that there’s a great player, because our game’s a team game, and one player can’t do it. Like, 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’s shooting bad shots, and all of a sudden, we become a team and we start winning, everybody forgot who he was.”

It’s crazy for Pippen to say that Jordan was “a horrible player” before he teamed up with him. Jordan arrived in the NBA three years before Pippen.

In those three seasons (1984-85 to 1986-87), Jordan averaged 28.2 points, 22.7 points and a league-leading 37.1 points per game. He was also named to the All-Star Game in each of those three years.

The Bulls didn’t win a single playoff series between 1984-85 to 1986-87. In 1988 Pippen’s rookie year, they finally won first-round series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1988.

Jordan and Pippen needed each other to make the Bulls into dynasty to in the ’90s. Without either of them, they don’t perform two three-peats in an eight-year span.

Jordan was already a superstar and a top player, before Pippen arrived. He needed help. All star players need a supporting cast.

This was a idiotic statement by Pippen. It makes him look jealous.

Chicago Bulls legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Photo courtsey of Sportsnet

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