For many, the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the '90s was one of the greatest in modern sports history. With Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen steering the way, the NBA franchise enjoyed a 72-win season and a 6-0 record in the NBA Finals. The legacy that those teams left behind appeared to be unblemished until Michael Jordan released a 10-part documentary series on ESPN called The Last Dance.
While the miniseries earned critical acclaim, the way in which the events were presented caused a rift between Michael Jordan and some of his most notable teammates. This prompted Horace Grant to challenge Michael Jordan to a fight after calling him a "snitch" during an interview with ESPN radio. More importantly, it ignited a feud between Michael Jordan and the man who he introduced into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2012, Scottie Pippen.
Since then, Scottie Pippen participated in a string of interviews condemning the film and he even released a memoir that features less than flattering commentary about Michael Jordan during their playing days together. Jordan and Pippen's former teammate, Charles Oakley, commented on the rift between the two during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast and attempted to make sense of Pippen's anger.
"I think he feels like they didn't present him more in The Last Dance," Oakley said. "I think they did Dennis Rodman more than Scottie and Steve Kerr...But my thing to that is, Kerr did way more off the court than Scottie. Dennis probably has, too. But on that court, Scottie did a lot more than both of them, but Scottie felt like he was left out of there...And he felt like Jordan wouldn't have six rings if it wasn't for him."
According to their former teammate, Pippen and Jordan will likely never mend fences due to the turmoil that they've incurred over the past two years.
"No, I think it's over," said the former Power Forward. "Yeah, I think it's over. It wasn't great from the get-go."
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Source: NY Post