For the second time in per week, NBA Corridor of Famer Scottie Pippen didn’t go straightforward on fellow Bulls legend Michael Jordan.
Talking with Frank Isola on SiriusXM’s NBA Radio after enjoying by way of a again damage within the 1998 NBA Finals, Pippen requested a rhetorical query evaluating his efficiency to Jordan’s legendary “Flu Recreation” from 1997.
“I am gonna ask you this: Is it simpler to play with a herniated disc or to play with the flu?” Pippen requested.
“They all the time say the worst damage to have is a foul again,” Isola stated.
Pippen replied, “Nicely, I do not see many ‘dangerous again video games,’ however I do see ‘flu video games’. Flu? Come on.”
The Bulls received Recreation 6 of the 1998 NBA finals, 87–86, over the Jazz in what continues to be the most-watched sport on tv in NBA historical past. Jordan’s mid-range jumper over Bryon Russell to take the lead with 5 seconds left stays an iconic second in NBA historical past.
However Pippen, who recorded eight factors, three rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes, stated he was affected by a again situation that may have stored him out of a possible Recreation 7 if the Bulls did not clinch its third straight title in Recreation 6.
“No, I used to be finished, just about,” Pippen stated. “I struggled to tug it by way of in that sport and I suffered from it. Nonetheless affected by it. However I would not have performed in a Recreation 7. I simply wasn’t in a position to go.”
In an excerpt revealed final week by GQ for his upcoming memoir, Pippen criticized ESPN’s The Final Dance documentary collection and known as Jordan “condescending” after he known as Pippen “his greatest teammate of all time.”
Pippen additionally alleged that Jordan was paid $10 million for the 10-part documentary and stated that none of his former teammates, together with him, have been paid for his or her interviews.
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