Michael Jordan to present Scottie Pippen to Basketball Hall of Fame
Michael Jordan will present Scottie Pippen for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.
Each inductee is presented by a current Hall of Famer.
"I can’t think of a better person to do it," Pippen said.
"Michael is someone I shared my career with, accomplishing most of what I have accomplished thus far. He was a great teammate, teacher and admirer. I’m excited to have an opportunity to be the first person that he has presented into the Hall of Fame. I figure if anyone deserves to be on the stage with me, it’s him."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Ah Scottie, do you really want Michael Jordan presenting you for induction?
On the one hand, Pippen’s decision is perfect. He and Jordan were the NBA’s greatest all-time duo. They were Batman and Robin, Riggs and Murtaugh, and Andre 3000 and Big Boi.
Together, they won six NBA championships in eight years with the Chicago Bulls. They set the single-season win mark with 72. And they were tremendous on both ends of the floor.
On the other hand, Jordan’s previous appearance at the HOF offended some. For the record, I had no issue with MJ’s controversial acceptance speech.
Sure, he took shots at foes like Isiah Thomas and his grade ten coach. However, that was Jordan. Always competing; never letting go of past slights.
Of course, it’s Pippen’s night. He can pick whoever he likes to present him. Let’s hope Jordan remembers this, too.
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