dhsilv2 wrote:Do you remember Jordan games? Every game, everywhere the camera's flashing, the just insanity every time they called his name. An they weren't bulls games, "we're going to see Jordan" was what people would say. Even if it was their home team...if you weren't a hardcore fan of the team of course.
No player has ever had to work around THAT! So yeah...I kinda sorta get G35's point. Awful thing that Pippen did, but having to work with the monster that MJ was AND to be under a shadow like nobody has or likely ever will see again, I can see why he did it.
I mean, I guess. I never had that kind of ego so I can't relate to needing to be "The Man." (I have plenty of other character defects to make up for that.) But again, we have had tons and tons and tons of egos come through the NBA over the years, all kinds of guys who were focused on touches and shots and roles, and again, I can't remember a single player begging off a crucial end-of-game possession in a playoff game like that. It's unheard of, regardless of circumstances. But if you had to come up with a list of players who might do that, Pippen would be on it given how indisputably thin-skinned and sensitive he is.
Even the need to write this book ... obviously "The Last Dance" was very much The Jordan Show. Other than Babe Ruth, we've probably never had an athlete glorified and mythologized to the extent he was. And he's extremely lucky for that, because it glossed over what a gaping @sshole he was, something that would get a LOT more attention today in the 24/7 mediascape. But at the same time, I thought Jordan bent over backwards in the doc to acknowledge Pippen. At one point he said something to the extent of, when you speak about me, you have to speak about Scottie too. And that's not me trying to defend Jordan; I was never a fan and I have zero respect for the way he treated people.
But at the same time, I don't really understand what Pippen is upset about outside of this being yet another example of him getting in his feelings about something.
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