Michael Jordan ‘couldn’t have been more condescending if he had tried’ on The Last Dance, and he only went to the Netflix documentary series to prove he’s bigger than LeBron James, claims his former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen
- Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan together won six NBA titles in eight years
- A 10-part documentary series called The Last Dance was released about the Chicago Bulls
- Pippen has criticized Jordan for the way he and others were portrayed in the documentary.
Scottie Pippen has savagely attacked ‘condescending’ NBA icon Michael Jordan for the way he and his Chicago Bulls teammates were portrayed in last year’s documentary series. The last Dance.
Together, Jordan and Pippen led the Bulls to six NBA titles in eight years as they dominated and transcended the sport.
The Last Dance was eagerly awaited as it would allow older NBA fans to relive nostalgia for the 1990s, while a younger audience could learn about possibly the greatest dynasty in NBA history.
Scottie Pippen (right) criticized Michael Jordan in his book for the documentary series Last Dance
The couple were part of the Chicago Bulls dynasty that dominated the NBA during the 1990s.
Pippen Says ‘It Was Just An Accessory’ In Documentary Series To Boost Jordan’s Exposure
However, Pippen has doubled down on his portrayal in the 10-part documentary series by stating that he was “ nothing more than an accessory ” and that Jordan did it for his ego to show that he is “ even bigger than LeBron James. ” , as that debate continues about who is the best player.
And in an excerpt from Pippen’s book, titled Undefended, which appeared in GQ, the legendary forward did not hold down Jordan.
‘[T]”They glorified Michael Jordan without praising me or my proud teammates,” the 56-year-old wrote.
Michael deserved a great deal of the blame. The producers had given him editorial control of the final product. The document could not have been published otherwise. He was the protagonist and the director.
Except Michael was determined to prove to the current generation of fans that he was bigger than life in his day, and even bigger than LeBron James, the player many consider to be their equal, if not superior.
LeBron James (right) has often compared himself to Jordan, with a debate about who is more important
Even in the second episode, which focused for a time on my difficult upbringing and unlikely path to the NBA, the narrative returned to MJ and his determination to win. It was just an accessory. His “best teammate of all time” called me. He couldn’t have been more condescending if he had tried.
Every episode was the same: Michael on a pedestal, his secondary teammates, smaller, the message is no different than when he referred to us back then as his ‘supporting cast’.
From one season to the next, we received little to no credit each time we won, but most of the criticism when we lost. Michael could hit six of 24 shots from the field, commit five turnovers, and was still, in the minds of the press and the adoring public, the Errorless Jordan.
‘Now here I was, in my mid-50s, 17 years since my last game, watching us degrade once again. Living it the first time was quite insulting.
Hall of Famer Pippen, who along with Jordan, was named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, also recounted how his friendship with Jordan has never been close, saying, ‘Michael and I are not close and we are never we have been. ‘