Pippen: You’d never see game where Jordan doesn’t take last shot

jordan-pippenScottie Pippen is an NBA legend, a Hall of Famer and a six-time NBA champion. One thing Pippen isn’t, at least, according to him, is “clutch”.

“I’m not afraid to say that I don’t have clutch genes,” Pippen said during a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Jump. “I played with a guy that took all of the clutch genes out of me. I had the best clutch player ever.”

Pippen was, of course, making reference to his former Bulls teammate, Michael Jordan.

“It was a relationship that me and Michael had,” Pippen added. “It was a relationship built that I knew where I wanted the ball at the end of the game, and I knew who wanted the ball at the end of the game.”

“You would never see a game where Michael would be standing watching somebody take the last shot,” said Pippen. “That would just kill him.”

Even if Pippen wasn’t “clutch”, as he says, he still achieved enough in the NBA to be remembered.

Pippen won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990’s. In 1996, he was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, and in 2010 became the member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

During his NBA career, Pippen played for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Portland TrailBlazers. Pippen played in a total of 1178 NBA games (1053 started), averaging 16.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 5.2 apg in 34.9 minutes per game.


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