"He Couldn’t Have Been More Condescending If He Tried": Scottie Pippen is Ranting Against Jordan Again

Earlier this year, former Michael Jordan Bulls running-mate Scottie Pippen made headlines when he came out in a featured magazine article blasting everyone from MJ, to Ben Simmons, to Kevin Durant. 

Now, he's ranting again, this time in his upcoming book, Unguarded, coming out next week. In an excerpt just released, he outlines his disappointment in getting slighted by Jordan in the documentary series The Last Dance, that aired last year. 

Michael was determined to prove to the current generation of fans that he was larger-than-life during his day—and still larger than LeBron James, the player many consider his equal, if not superior.

Pippen says Jordan deliberately skewed the focus and the glory for the Bulls' 6-title run in the documentary toward himself, in order to prove his greatness, while "not giving nearly enough praise to me and my proud teammates.

"Each episode was the same: Michael on a pedestal, his teammates secondary, smaller, the message no different from when he referred to us back then as his 'supporting cast.'

"I was nothing more than a prop. His “best teammate of all time,” he called me. He couldn’t have been more condescending if he tried." 

Pippen even suggested that Jordan might not have attained the ultimate superstardom he achieved without his "supporting cast".

No doubt that Pippen was always a bit underrated for what he brought to the table as Michael's No. 2. But trashing the legacy of Jordan is going to bring plenty of blowback.