Scottie Pippen’s recent memoir “Unguarded” has stirred up a storm of controversy with some of the anecdotes Pippen shared. That being said, there is one aspect of his career that Pippen seems to look back upon favorably.

This aspect is his relationship with Michael Jordan, whom Pippen considers the best teammate he ever had. In addition, Pippen has also expressed that he always wanted to team up with Kobe Bryant.

Jordan and Kobe, of course, have also been very close friends for a very long time. While Pippen never enjoyed that kind of relationship with Kobe, he revealed that he always looked up to the latter.

In his recent GQ interview, Pippen revealed that Kobe is “the one teammate that [he wishes he] could’ve played with and [he] didn’t play with.”

Kobe really idolized the way I played the game, the way that I defended, and you know, a lot of it, he started to call me after I retired and to ask questions about different situations.

Pippen also revealed that Kobe would ask him questions about his technique, his footwork, how he would guard other players, particularly how Pippen would guard Jordan in a given situation. Check out the GQ interview below.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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