‘Jordan May Swing’: NBA Twitter Goes Wild After Noticing Similarity Between Christian Wood and Scottie Pippen

Published 11/04/2021, 9:27 AM EDT


GQ recently released former Houston Rockets star Scottie Pippen’s memoir excerpt. It focused on the developing friction in his relationship with Jordan after the release of ‘The Last Dance’. Amidst the Scottie Pippen- Michael Jordan conflict, the NBA community surely knows how to distract itself.

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Subsequently, Houston Rockets star Christian Wood took to Twitter to point out that he has been told he looks like the Chicago Bulls legend. This comes after fans spotted a LeBron James lookalike in the crowd during a Lakers game against the Rockets. And the NBA fans had some hilarious responses to his observation.

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NBA fans react to Wood saying people think he looks like Scottie Pippen

What does this mean for the Houston Rockets?

Scottie Pippen’s stay at the Rockets was very brief after the Chicago Bulls dynasty run ended. While his salary at Houston was much higher than his entire tenure at Bulls, his stay at the Rockets was very short. So while it marked a personal achievement for Pippen, he did not really help the franchise greatly.

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Houston fans will hope that Wood’s career should be as star-studded as Pippen‘s. However, his stay at the Rockets should be like Pippen’s run with the Bulls and not like Pippen’s stint with Houston itself.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (35) moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Scottie Pippen’s recent friction with Michael Jordan

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After the release of The Last Dance, the immensely successful ESPN/Netflix docuseries on the Chicago Bulls’ glory years in the 1990s, Scottie Pippen expressed his dissatisfaction with Michael Jordan‘s outsized influence depicted in the movie.

From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

In the 10-part docuseries, Pippen, the Hall of Fame small forward who was Jordan’s most valuable teammate during their run of six NBA titles in eight years, defines himself as “nothing more than a prop” in his upcoming biography, Unguarded.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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