Pippen – a crucial component in Chicago Bulls’ two three-peats in the 1990s as Jordan’s No 2 – is fuming at being labelled “selfish” by his former team-mate over a contract dispute ahead of the 1997/98 NBA season.
The former small forward’s performance in Game 7 of the 1990 Eastern Conference finals against the Detroit Pistons and his decision to sit out the dy
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ing seconds of the Game 3 1994 Eastern Conference semi-final clash against the New York Knicks were also discussed in a less-than-flattering way.
ESPN 1000‘s David Kaplan said: “He is so angry at Michael and how he was portrayed, called selfish, called this, called that, that he’s furious that he participated and did not realise what he was getting himself into.”
“He felt like up until the last few minutes of Game 6 against the Jazz, it was just ‘bash Scottie, bash Scottie, bash Scottie,'” Kaplan added.