NBA Champion Scottie Pippen Accuses Phil Jackson of Being Racist
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Six-time NBA Champion Scottie Pippen accused his former coach Phil Jackson of being a racist.
Why? Because the coach let a white player shoot the last game-winning shot.
Pippen offered his thoughts on Jackson’s move to not give him the last-second shot in the 1994 playoff game against the Knicks, giving Croatian forward Toni Kukoc the game-winning shot for the Bulls, the New York Post reported.
The NBA legend told GQ he felt disrespected by Jackson, alleging the insult was motivated by a “racial move”.
“I don’t think it’s a mystery, you need to read between the fine lines. It was my first year playing without Michael Jordan, why wouldn’t I be taking the last shot,” he told GQ. “I’ve been through all the ups and downs… and now you gonna insult me like that.”
“I thought it was a pretty low blow. I felt like it was a racial move to give [Kukoc] a rise,” he added.
When asked about his “racial move” comment during an interview on The Dan Patrick show Monday, Pippen doubled down, calling his former coach a racist.
Host Dan Patrick asked Pippen directly if he believed Jackson was a racist.
“By saying a racial move, then are you’re calling Phil a racist,” Patrick asked the player.
“I don’t got a problem with that,” Pippen replied.
“Do you think Phil was or was [a racist]?” the host said.
“Oh yeah,” the NBA star said.