Scottie Pippen reveals that he and Michael Jordan never played a one-on-one match. However, did say that the match would’ve been an interesting one.
Michael Jordan is one of the, if not the greatest player of all time. Not only was the Chicago Bulls guard one of the best athletes of his era, but also was the biggest sporting icon on the globe.
Considered a basketball god by several analysts and fans, there was virtually nothing that Mike had left unachieved in his illustrious 15-year career. He was a 6-time champion, 6-time Finals MVP, 5-time NBA, 10-time scoring champ, Olympic gold medal winner, and even enshrined in the prestigious Hall-Of-Fame.
However, one can’t talk about the greatness of Michael Jordan and not mention his “best teammate” – Scottie Pippen. The All-Star duo of Pippen and Jordan is considered to be one of the best pairs in NBA history. Having played 691 games together, the duo won 514 of them, leading the Bulls to two successful three-peats. Behind the leadership of these two Hall-Of-Famers, the Bulls franchise is one of the greatest dynasties.
Scottie Pippen revealed how he and Michael Jordan never played a one-on-one match
Mike and Pip were teammates for nearly 10 NBA seasons, the duo achieved a lot together. One would naturally assume that these two competitive freaks would’ve had tons of one-on-one battles during practices.
Recently, Scottie disclosed that MJ and he never played one-on-one against each other. On his recent appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show”, the 7-time All-Star revealed:
“It would have been interesting. He had his moments where he was at a high. And I had my moments in my career where I was at a high. It would have been an interesting matchup, but in my era, I never really believed in one-on-one, and that’s kind of where the game has evolved into today.”
It would’ve certainly been a matchup people would pay to watch. Even though Michael was the number 1 option on the offensive end for the Bulls, Scottie too had an incredibly deep offensive bag.
Knowing the ego clashes these two superstars had, maybe it was in their and the team’s best interest to never go against each other. However, we can only imagine just how competitive a Jordan-Pippen battle would be.