It’s hard to believe that a legacy as great as the one the Chicago Bulls established is now being put into question. And not just by anyone, but their own former player, Scottie Pippen. It’s clear that he has it out for Michael Jordan for how he was portrayed in ‘The Last Dance’. But the way that he is doing it, he is only facing a lot of criticism himself. Even NBA legend Grant Hill is disappointed with the way things have been turning out.
Grant Hill appeared on ‘The Real Daytime’, and with Scottie Pippen’s controversial comments making headlines, he was also asked about his opinion on the matter. “It’s sad,” he started off. “We all watched The Last Dance, Michael, the greatness of those teams, Scottie, his contributions, his role. And just the greatness that they embodied. Just how together they were and how they dominated.”
“It was tough for me because I am playing against them. But I am friends with both, and fans of both. You just hate to see that legacy now tainted by this sort of back and forth. Scottie has every right to tell his truth and share his struggles and frustrations. I wish it didn’t come to that, it’s unfortunate.”
No right to undermine what Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen built together
After all that has transpired between the two, some people have second-questioned all that they achieved together. This is something that Grant Hill is completely against. He stated, “You can’t discredit what they did together. I mean it was incredible. One of the best duos in the history of not just the NBA, but the history of sports.”
Hill couldn’t be more right. Feuds and misunderstandings have always been a part and parcel of the league. However, it certainly does not define what they did on the court together. Shaq and Kobe are the perfect examples of this.
From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
The two absolutely hated each other, but their chemistry on the court was never questioned once. So, why should Pippen and Jordan be? The only thing to think about right now is, how far this controversy is going to go. Will Jordan and all those who Scottie pointed fingers at, speak up? Or will this eventually die down?
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