Scottie Pippen hasn’t been afraid to share his thoughts on a variety of topics surrounding the NBA.
In an extensive interview with GQ, published last week, Pippen characterized former Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson’s decision to give rookie Toni Kukoc the final shot of a playoff game against the New York Knicks in 1994 as “racial.” The six-time NBA champion famously refused to go back in the game.
Pippen was asked to elaborate during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Monday. His response resulted in a further ripping of Jackson and eventually flowed into calling former teammate Michael Jordan selfish.
Patrick explicitly referenced the GQ interview and Pippen reiterated that he felt he was owed the opportunity to try to win the game for the Bulls.
“Can I get one shot?” he rhetorically asked.
Patrick kept pressing on the racial point.
“Have you talked to Phil about this? By saying it was a racial move, then you’re calling Phil a racist.”