Twitter reacts to Scottie Pippen calling Michael Jordan a horrible player
Despite not saying a word, Michael Jordan’s name continues to stay in headlines, this time with former teammate Scottie Pippen calling out the former Tar Heel.
It’s no secret that since the “Last Dance” documentary dropped, Pippen has not been too fond of Jordan, finding ways to take shots at him. Once again, the opportunity presented itself for Pippen to discuss Jordan in an interview on Stacey King’s podcast.
Pippen hyped Lebron James, using his stats as a reason he should be labeled as the greatest basketball player of all time. Then, Pippen pivoted to take a shot at Jordan, calling him a horrible player. He backed up the statement by going into Jordan’s struggles before he arrived in Chicago and the bad shots taken in games.
“LeBron James will be the greatest statistical [player] to ever play the game of basketball. [Michael Jordan] was a horrible player.”
– Scottie Pippen
(h/t @DieHardCBfans )
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 26, 2023
The harsh words provoked quite a reaction as basketball fans dissected what Pippen had said, sparking the LeBron versus Jordan debate once again.
Let’s see how Twitter reacted to Pippen’s comments about Jordan.
“Michael Jordan was a horrible basketball player before I showed up” – Scottie Pippen #Delusional pic.twitter.com/qFcMTeblEJ
— De🅿️ressed Warriors Fan 💔 (@GoIdenState) May 26, 2023
And I thought Isiah Thomas was salty. Pippen has surpassed him by miles. 🤣🤣 https://t.co/yoWSwPuGQL
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) May 26, 2023
Bulls legend Scottie Pippen:
“LeBron James will be the GREATEST statistical [player] to ever play the game of basketball. [Michael Jordan] was a HORRIBLE player.”
Does Scottie’s ex-wife Larsa Pippien dating Michael Jordan’s SON Marcus have anything to do with this? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/YFVUziFXKn
— Rob “Lep” Lepelstat (@RobLep1) May 26, 2023
Jordan when he sees Scottie Pippen pic.twitter.com/bnPk2qvnON
— J2THEGZO (@Baldee_X) May 26, 2023
A seemingly bitter Scottie Pippen essentially proves nobody is above criticism as he criticizes and diminishes Michael Jordan. https://t.co/gWVXQgXmLY
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) May 26, 2023
Scottie Pippen tweaking saying MJ was horrible. He ain’t been horrible since he was probably 7 years old. But I get it man, his son out here running wild with his ex who has publicly humiliated him so it’s blood in his eyes.
— 500 🏎 (@Kameron_Hay) May 26, 2023
I truly want to know what is going on with Pippen mentally…because 1.) he didn’t have this take a few years ago and 2.) saying Jordan was a terrible player is literally insane and makes anything else he has to say 100% illegitimate https://t.co/zMhanCLfRU
— Brandon Anderson (@THBBrandon) May 26, 2023
If you're gonna say "the bulls were that good because of MJ", then explain him going 1-9 in the playoffs before pippen. Why weren't they that good then?
Why weren't they a top team when MJ won the MVP, scoring title, and DPOY?
It's almost like it's a team game 🤔
— Shane (@Shane00) May 26, 2023
Everyone acting like Scottie Pippen was a Top 3 player without MJ 💀
1994-1995 season The #Bulls were 23-25 to start the season when Scottie Pippen begged Michael Jordan on national TV to return to the #NBA pic.twitter.com/zjvJPTINnt
— Die-Hard Chicago Bulls Fans (@DieHardCBfans) May 24, 2023
This is what MJ thinks of Pippen https://t.co/revLNg0wrQ pic.twitter.com/WjAq37iwIj
— Robert3081 (@RobertHedges81) May 26, 2023
Scottie Pippen has turned into a generational hater.
— Jeff Hardin, CSM (@Fresh1ey) May 26, 2023
i’m crying bro Pippen a literal actor pic.twitter.com/nnyzDCv3T2
— Blur 🕸 (@blur_northside) May 26, 2023