Earlier this year, the sports world saw NBA legend Michael Jordan’s glory days with the Chicago Bulls through the “The Last Dance” documentary.
In an interview with The Guardian, Bulls stalwart Scottie Pippen expressed his disappointment with the way the dynasty was portrayed.
“I don’t think it was that accurate in terms of really defining what was accomplished in one of the greatest eras of basketball, but also by two of the greatest players – and one could even put that aside and say the greatest team of all time,” Pippen said. “I didn’t think those things stood out in the documentary. I thought it was more about Michael trying to uplift himself and to be glorified [the series was co-produced by Jordan’s Jump 23 company]. I think it also backfired to some degree in that people got a chance to see what kind of personality Michael had.”
Furthermore, Pippen didn’t hold back from telling Jordan how he felt about the storytelling of the production.
“Yeah,” Pippen said of if he told Jordan his opinion of the documentary. “I told him I wasn’t too pleased with it. He accepted it. He said, ‘Hey, you’re right.’ That was pretty much it.”
The documentary undoubtedly portrayed the greatness of Jordan.
After all, Jordan was the main reason the Bulls won six championships. He won all six Finals MVP trophies in the Bulls’ six trips to the title round.
The guard averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 boards and 5.3 assists per game throughout the course of his career. He was named MVP five times.
However, Pippen played a crucial role in assisting Jordan. Pippen made the All-Star team seven times in his career.
In addition, he collected 17.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a member of the Bulls during his career.