The feud between former NBA stars Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen seems to be far from over and this time one of his old teammates on the Chicago Bulls has taken sides in Pip’s favor, criticizing the way he was portrayed in MJ’s documentary, The Last Dance.
Stacey King, who played for the Bulls from 1989 to 1994 alongside Jordan and Pippen and is currently color commentator for the team, revived the controversy between the two Chicago franchise legends.
In that documentary, a lot of things Scottie did didn’t really pertain to that second three-peat
King said he disagrees with the way Pippen was portrayed in Jordan’s successful documentary, as there were some inaccuracies about moments that were mentioned of the small forward’s time with the Bulls.
“I thought that the documentary was really good for the fans,” said King. “It gave people, in a down time with COVID, something to be happy about… It opened up a new set of fans for the Bulls teams back then,” King said ESPN’s The Lowe Post.
“More people recognized that Michael was as good as their parents said he was. [But] I thought it was a little bit sensationalized. I didn’t like the way Scottie was portrayed in certain things.
“In that documentary, a lot of things Scottie did didn’t really pertain to that second three-peat. You know, the 1.8 seconds was when MJ was retired. In my opinion, that really didn’t need to be brought into ‘The Last Dance.’ It had nothing to do with that,” the former power forward added.
Pippen’s attacks on Jordan
During 2021, Pippen made many attacks and criticisms against Jordan for the way he portrayed him in the documentary The Last Dance, especially with the release of his memoir titled Unguarded.