There were speculations that Scottie Pippen was not at all happy with the way he was portrayed in The Last Dance, a Chicago Bulls dynasty documentary. Turns out it was true and the six-time NBA champion made it known to Michael Jordan.
According to Pippen, the docuseries was more about glorifying Jordan rather than giving an authentic picture of how the Bulls became one of the best teams to ever play the game.
How accurate was the The Last Dance in showing what went on?
Scottie Pippen: 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. 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. I think it also backfired to some degree in that people got a chance to see what kind of personality Michael had.
Have you spoken to him about your opinion of series?
Scottie Pippen: Yeah. I told him I wasn’t too pleased with it. He accepted it. He said, “hey, you’re right”. That was pretty much it.