After Scottie Pippen Throws More Shade At Michael Jordan, A Former NBA Coach Has An Honest Take

The (one-sided) beef between Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan is pretty well known to basketball fans by this point. For the past several months, Pippen has not thinned words when discussing the state of his relationship with his former teammate. He’s spoken on a number of topics, from Jordan’s style of play to the businessman’s involvement in ESPN’s The Last Dance (which generated backlash that Jordan apparently wasn’t expecting). Now, Pippen has thrown a little more shade at his fellow hall of famer, which prompted a former NBA coach to share an honest take.

Scottie Pippen caught up with French sports news outlet TrashTalk, during which he discussed his career and other topics. Amid the conversation, talk turned to Pippen’s skills as a defensive player, and he addressed why he never won the coveted Defensive Player of the Year award during his career. In Pippen’s mind, he didn’t receive the accolade as a Chicago Bull because of his old teammate:

I think they were too busy watching Michael.

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