Scottie Pippen With Savage Response After He Was Fired By Bulls From Advisor Role

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Scottie Pippen With Savage Response After He Was Fired By Bulls From Advisor Role

 

When Michael Jordan retired for the first time, it was Scottie Pippen’s time to shine during the 1993-94 season, the first season as ‘the man’ in Chicago.

And Robin did become Batman. As everyone knew, while on the team, Michael Jordan was the leader—he took all the big shots, dominated the court and media, and was at the forefront of all six championships—and Pippen accepted it.

But in that first season without MJ, Pippen was up against Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon and San Antonio Spurs big-man David Robinson in the MVP voting, but eventually fell short to Olajuwon for the award. Pippen ranked eighth in scoring (22.0), 23rd in rebounding (8.7), 19th in assists (5.6) second in steals (2.9), and averaged 0.8 blocks per game while shooting an impressive 49% from the field.

Pippen carried the team on his back during Jordan’s absence and gained newfound respect in the NBA world that he could win and be a superstar on his own. That, along with the six titles Pippen won with Michael Jordan, solidified Pippen’s role as one of the greatest players in Bulls’ franchise history. Something that hasn’t changed ever since.

Until recently, the seven-time NBA All-Star still was part of the franchise, but in an appearance on the Thuzio Live & Unfiltered podcast, Pippen revealed that he was fired from his senior advisor role with the organization:

 

“I got fired this year. I didn’t really want it to be in the public, but I’m no longer employed by the Bulls.”

 

Pippen himself though turned it around, saying that it was a good thing for him, in one of the most savage statements in recent history:

 

“It’s probably a good thing, right? I like to associate myself with winning.”

 

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