Scottie Pippen has been raising a ton of eyebrows of late with his revelations and comments about Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson.
Colin Cowherd has been a talking head and a reporter on the NBA for decades now. He wants to bring in some perspective about this whole hoopla. While Cowherd has tons of critics for his hot takes, his monologue on Scottie today contained some harsh truths.
“Let’s be honest. When you play with a Michael, and a Magic, and a LeBron, you’re get minimized. They’re called the Magic Showtime Lakers, even though many people believe Kareem is the greatest player ever.”
He also cited how Scottie’s time with the Bulls wasn’t nearly as great as some LeBron fans make it seem on NBA Twitter today:
“Scottie wanted to be treated like a 1, paid like a 1, get all the accessories of a 1, but he was never around for the tough questions when they lost… The longer Pippen took control of the Bulls, the more he unraveled.”
Colin Cowherd speaks about the equation between Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan
Cowherd ended his segment with some statements that will likely not go down well with Pippen and his camp. He alluded to Pippen’s latest statements as a show of grandstanding. He also called him the original Robin in sporting terms:
“Michael Jordan’s documentary was a Michael-leaning version of the truth. Scottie’s book, from what I can tell, sounds like a lot of misremembering.”
“Phil Jackson loves Scottie, but everyone always understood that the term ‘Robin’ comes from Scottie Pippen. There are people in Chicago that still call him ‘1.8’.”
Scottie Pippen is the original Robin. @ColinCowherd explains:
“If he played poorly, he wouldn’t be around for the tough questions… The longer Pippen took control of the Bulls when Michael left, the more he unraveled.” pic.twitter.com/EN9WQeh78U
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 29, 2021
“Because with 1.8 seconds left, he wouldn’t go in the game because Phil Jackson wouldn’t draw up the play for him. That is some of his legacy.”
“So there’s a big difference between Michael’s documentary which leans Michael and Scottie’s book, which feels like it was written to avenge him being minimized.”