dhsilv2 wrote:FreeThrowLine wrote:I loved Pippen the basketball player, but he’s shown over the years that he’s holding on to so much jealousy that he can’t move past.
He’s within his rights to give his side but there are some things which don’t require further explanation that showed how mentally weak Pippen could be in certain situations.
I’m not saying he needs to kiss the ground Jordan walks on, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Scottie starting his career anywhere else doesn’t have the success, fame or reputation that he ended up with
I strongly disagree. Sure he doesn't win 6 titles, but he'd have been the second best wing in the nba and he'd be much more respected as an offensive player and potentially defensive player had he had his own team to run.
Disaagree with the disagree.
Without MJ, not only does he not win 6, he doesn't win one as the best player on his team. His best contribution is on defense but even there, MJ was better than him. On offense, MJ attracted all the attention being double and tripled team leaving Pippen Unguarded (as his book says) and he still only managed 16ppg for his career. The year he left for Houston in 1998 out of MJ's shadow, he was only 3rd option to Barkley and Olajuwon. Yeah, he was older, but so were Barkley and Olajuwon.
Pippen was a clear Robin to MJ's Batman, in all respects. MJ would still win if he were paired with prime Gary Paton or Kevin Garnett. Pippen wins no rings without MJ.