Retired NBA star Scottie Pippen is regarded as a legend by many. However, at the same time, he is viewed as a controversial figure in the world of professional basketball. This is especially true after his recent comments on various people.
A lot of his recent bitterness can be attributed to the fact that Pippen lost his first-born son Antron earlier this year as his son tragically passed away due to an unknown cause. Since then his life has been very difficult.
While speaking to WGN News, Scottie Pippen addressed his previous claim that Michael Jordan ruined basketball in general. Pippen backtracked on his statement as he said that Jackson’s style of basketball wasn’t ruining the game.
“That style of basketball early on that Michael played before the triangle was put into the game. That type of basketball was not winning basketball. And I don’t consider you know, that ruining the game, but it’s not winning.”
Despite what he said, Scottie Piven still believes that Jordan created an atmosphere where winning basketball was not followed. Regardless, there are many who do not take Scottie Piven seriously and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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