Scottie Pippen: Michael Jordan used 'The Last Dance' to hype his career, 'make him more relevant in today's world'


(Audacy) Scottie Pippen is unafraid of panning Michael Jordan for "The Last Dance," and he has reiterated his disdain for the production.

The widely viewed documentary has resulted in criticism from Pippen toward Jordan. The documentary followed the 1997-'98 Bulls as they sought a sixth title in eight seasons, with loads of firsthand accounts and behind-the-scenes footage.

It was a captivating series, allowing fans to see a side of Jordan that hadn't really been witnessed up close before. However, Pippen has railed against his former teammate for making it too much about himself.

Reflecting this week on the documentary on Stacey King’s Gimme the Hot Sauce podcast, Pippen again jabbed at Jordan, saying it was a play to gain relevance.

“I didn’t really need the credit, but I felt it was definitely something that was more geared towards Michael and his perspective of how he saw the team, how he saw himself separate from the team," Pippen said. "I just thought it was really something to hype up his career to make him more relevant in today’s world.

“(It’s been) pretty much 25 years since we won our last championship, so no one really remembers the Chicago Bulls – especially a lot of the kids that are now coming into the game. They weren’t even watching basketball, they were barely even born. So I felt like that was something he did to sort of bring himself back and really give this modern day era an opportunity to see what his playing was like in the NBA.”

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