Everyone is writing memoirs these days, and we can’t help but think it has to do with the fact that they don’t like to see other people’s side of the story. That, and the fact that book deals for famous actors, athletes, or even politicians can be very lucrative. Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen is the latest celeb that’s getting in on the memoir train. Other than money, there’s one clear objective that Scottie has in writing his version of the story. Pippen is upset by the way that he was portrayed in last years’ hit documentary, “The Last Dance“. Now, Scottie Pippen is telling his side of the story. In doing so, he’s taking a particular interest in debunking whatever was said about him by Michael Jordan in his hit documentary!
Scottie Pippen Was Cringing As He Watched Himself In The Documentary
Scottie Pippen was actually heavily featured in, The Last Dance documentary. At some point, he was on board with what Michael Jordan was doing. Otherwise, he would’ve never sat down for an interview with the director of the documentary. Scottie revealed though that he was only shown the finished product a couple of weeks before it was set to air. He didn’t exactly have a say in what was shown on the show or not. He writes in the portion of his memoir published by GQ,
“ESPN sent me links to the first eight episodes a couple of weeks in advance. As I watched the doc at home in Southern California with my three teenage boys, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Pippen’s Feelings On The Documentary Have Been Clear For A While
It’s not essentially a new revelation that Scottie Pippen is not super pleased with the way that he was portrayed in the documentary. Particularly with that clip of him sitting on the bench because he wasn’t picked to take the last shot. Even though, Michael Jordan wasn’t on the team at that point the documentary still chose to highlight the scene and throw shade at Scottie. Now, he’s firing back in a big way saying,
“Each episode was the same: Michael on a pedestal, his teammates secondary, smaller, the message no different from when he referred to us back then as his “supporting cast.” From one season to the next, we received little or no credit whenever we won but the bulk of the criticism when we lost. Michael could shoot 6 for 24 from the field, commit 5 turnovers, and he was still, in the minds of the adoring press and public, the Errorless Jordan.”
Pippen & Michael Jordan Are Potentially Not On Speaking Terms
Michael Jordan did say in the documentary that he would not have won any of the championships without Scottie Pippen. That is potentially not nearly enough for Pippen who is even bitter that Michael collected all of the cash from the documentary, and he says he didn’t get a penny. That’s kind of harsh for a guy whose interview is that heavily featured on the show. Maybe things have changed since Pippen first wrote the memoir, but it does seem like his relationship with Michael Jordan is fractured beyond repair. He goes as far as to say that Jordan couldn’t be more condescending if he tried!