“Time Heals Everything”: Moments After Reigniting Michael Jordan Beef, Scottie Pippen Gets Real on ‘Rival’ Dennis Rodman

Published 05/30/2023, 2:15 PM EDT

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The Chicago Bulls‘ pursuit of their second three-peat required numerous factors to align favorably. One significant move they made was trading for Dennis Rodman, a former rival from the Detroit Pistons era famously known as the ‘Bad Boys Pistons’. Scottie Pippen, reflecting on his experience playing alongside Rodman at the Chicago Bulls, recently shared his thoughts on this dynamic partnership.

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Dennis Rodman was widely regarded as the greatest rebounder in NBA history. The Chicago Bulls recognized the value of his exceptional rebounding prowess and defensive skills, prompting them to acquire him via trade. The Bulls saw Rodman as a crucial addition to their team, as they sought to benefit from his elite rebounding abilities and defensive prowess.

Scottie Pippen opens up about playing with Dennis Rodman

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During an interview with his former teammate Stacey King, Scottie Pippen candidly discussed his playing career, specifically his experiences with the Chicago Bulls. He also delved into his enigmatic and controversial teammate, Dennis Rodman.

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When questioned about Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen responded, “Time heals everything.” He further explained, “We hadn’t seen the Pistons since 91, so you know time heals everything. And I think Dennis, his career had taken a hit to the point you know we could use a rebounder.”

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Pippen acknowledged that the rivalry with the Pistons was a thing of the past, and Rodman had the opportunity to embark on a new challenge with the Chicago Bulls, which he did. The outcome proved successful, as Rodman went on to secure three consecutive NBA Championship titles.

In the same interview, Scottie Pippen was seen making astonishing remarks against his former teammate Michael Jordan.

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Scottie Pippen reignites beef with Michael Jordan

In a conversation with Stacey King, Scottie Pippen made significant revelations that garnered attention. He described both Michael Jordan, his former teammate, and Phil Jackson, his head coach at the Bulls, as being selfish. Pippen also criticized Jordan’s shot selection, stating that despite its flaws, people tended to overlook it due to the Bulls’ success in winning NBA Championship titles.

Furthermore, Pippen dismissed any possibilities of a reunion, citing the massive egos of both Jordan and Jackson. He expressed his awareness of the right time to disband the team after enjoying years of success.

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Pippen’s candid remarks about his former teammate have sparked astonishment and potentially reignited a feud.

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Aaditya Negi

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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.
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