Okay, I get it; I personally have been involved in pre-production for various projects and when the final product comes out, it’s not what you expected. I can understand how people can be in the same environment but have a different perspective on the things they went through.
Pippen mentioned that earlier this year when promoting his new book Unguarded on social media. “The Last Dance was really more about Michael Jordan than the Chicago Bulls. It was his story,” Pippen said via his Instagram story. “This book is mine.”
It is one thing to tell your story, but trying to dilute the resume of Jordan is another. Which it seems is what Pippen has been trying to do based on some of the comments he made in his book. GQ, released some of the excerpts from the book and he had this to say about Jordan:
“How dare Michael treat us that way after everything we did for him and his precious brand. Michael Jordan would never have been Michael Jordan without me, Horace Grant, Toni Kukoc, John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Bill Cartwright, Ron Harper, B.J. Armstrong, Luc Longley, Will Perdue, and Bill Wennington. I apologize to anyone I’ve left out.
Um… No Scottie; Michael Jordan was who he was before you guys became his teammates. Which was a great player on the road to be considered to be placed on the list with the legends.
Even before he got to the NBA, he had already done some impressive things. Let’s start with the game-winning shot he made to win the National Championship for North Carolina as a freshman.
He was All-American his sophomore year and won National Player of the year his junior season.
Jordan made the All-Star team in his first season and won Rookie of the Year. In his second season, he broke his foot but came back to score a record 63-points in a playoff game against the Boston Celtics.
In his third season, he became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points in a season, averaging a league-high 37.1 points on 48.2% shooting. That same season, he became the first player in NBA history to record 200 steals and 100 blocked shots in a season.