Scottie Pippen calls NBA Bubble Playoffs 'pick up basketball'

Scottie Pippen is not entertained.

The Bulls great and one of the best of all-time recently mentioned he felt this year's playoffs were a bit off. Pippen wasn't feeling the intensity, the atmosphere, the stats, nothing. Even he got a chance to try the food, he ain't feeling that neither.  

Pippen had this to say during an interview with Business Insider:

Well, I'm going to be honest. It's not NBA basketball. It's not the hard grind. It's not the travel. It's not the fans. It's not the distractions. Really, to me, it's pickup basketball. It's going to the gym. Yeah, you already got your team. Y'all practicing together. But it's a more of a pickup type of basketball game, because there's no fans in the stands. So there is no distraction. There's no real noise. There's no pressure on the players, you know. Prime example: I looked at Rondo. Rondo ain't made three pointers in his whole NBA career. Now, all of a sudden, he's in a bubble, he's probably a 50% three point shooter. I haven't even checked the stats.


Rondo has been draining threes, as the Lakers are on their way to what looks like a sweep of the Miami Heat.

Scottie Pippen ain't impressed. 

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