“Sit Your A** Down, Spike Lee”: When Scottie Pippen Posterized Patrick Ewing and Trash Talked #1 Knicks Fan Who Was Crying ‘Foul’

Nithin Joseph
|Published 05/12/2022

The Chicago Bulls had some of the greatest players in NBA history. One of them being Scottie Pippen.

The star forward was an unstoppable force for Chicago and was one of the hardest players to guard. He showed no mercy, regardless of the opponent.

Just ask Spike Lee. The world-famous director is a die-hard New York Knicks fan. A team who were victims of one of the most disrespectful moments the league has ever seen.

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Scottie Pippen once dunked on Knicks star Patrick Ewing, a moment that had super fan Spike Lee crying foul

In the 1994 NBA Playoffs, the Chicago Bulls who were making their first playoff run post the Michael Jordan era took on the heavily favored New York Knicks. A team that was led by star center Patrick Ewing.

The Knicks would eventually go through to the next round. But, it didn’t come easy. After all, the Bulls still had a star of their own in Scottie Pippen. A man who performed one of the most disrespectful dunks on Hoya Destroya in this series.

Pippen posterized Ewing in one game, sending the big man to the ground. The dunk was so contact-heavy that it had Knicks superfan, Spike Lee crying for a foul.

Only for Scottie to walk up to him and tell him to, “sit your a** down!”.

The moment has become one of the most epic moments in the history of the NBA. One that is certainly in every Scottie Pippen highlight reel.

Pippen took over the reins from Michael Jordan and did not disappoint

There were many concerned about how the Bulls would perform after Michael Jordan retired for the first time in 1993. After all, MJ was the star that led the Bulls to three NBA Championships. However, Scottie Pippen did not disappoint and silenced all the doubters averaging 22 points, nine rebounds, and six assists as he led the Bulls back to the Playoffs.

Pippen truly was a heck of a player, and anyone who says otherwise clearly needs to watch some of his clips. He is a basketball legend.

Also Read: “Sorry for what?”: Dennis Rodman was Forced to Apologize to Scottie Pippen Before Joining Michael Jordan and the Bulls 

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Nithin Joseph

Nithin Joseph

Sports has been a huge part of Nithin's life ever since he was 10 years old. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Sports Management and as such has attempted to immerse himself in a variety of professional sports and sports leagues like the Premier League, NBA, and NFL. Having previously worked as a WWE content writer, Nithin now writes about the NBA, being a supporter of the Miami Heat and basketball as a sport.

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