Scottie Pippen’s rise to stardom was essential to help Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win six NBA championships during their prolific run together. There would probably be no six championships had Pippen never came along, and almost every NBA fan is well-aware of that.
However, some people still believe Pippen doesn’t get nearly enough credit for playing his role to perfection alongside Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Former NBA wingman and now-NBA analyst Jalen Rose is one personality that can attest to this.
Making his appearance on ‘Jalen & Jacoby’, the player-turned-analyst said the public tends to denounce Pippen’s role for different reasons, consequently calling the former Bulls star as the most disrespected all-time great player in sports history.
“I always admired Scottie Pippen and his game and appreciated him,” Rose said. “And then I thought about something. He’s the most disrespected all-time great player in any sport that any game has seen. It’s not even close.”
“Michael Jordan didn’t win any championships without Scottie Pippen. But let me tell you why the public gets to denounce the role of Scottie Pippen, two reasons. One, we always want to give the best player all of the credit. … Two, unfortunately for Scottie, when you look back at those championship runs, and this is the dubious thing I wanted to show you, he doesn’t have the signature moment.”