Whereas selling his new guide Unguarded, Scottie Pippen has been a one-man wrecking crew attacking Michael Jordan’s legacy, however former Chicago Bull Scott Williams confirmed Jordan was and nonetheless is a superb teammate.
In a latest interview with the Daily Herald, Williams took umbrage with Pippen’s character assassination on His Airness.
“I’m undecided how somebody [Jordan] saying you’re [Pippen] the perfect teammate I ever performed with is disrespectful. I don’t get it,” Williams stated. “He [Jordan] could be very, very aggressive. He wasn’t a difficult teammate.”
Williams defined that difficult teammates didn’t wish to apply or put within the work. They weren’t skilled. They simply wished to stay the NBA way of life.
“I assumed in case you have been skilled round MJ and also you got here to deliver it daily and work exhausting and never again down in video games and provides it your all — you wouldn’t have any issues with Mike. You simply wouldn’t,” Williams advised Mike McGraw.
Williams signed with the Bulls as a free agent rookie in 1990 and spent 4 seasons in Chicago, successful three titles.
A six-foot-ten center-power ahead, Williams spent 15 complete seasons within the NBA, averaging 5.1 factors and 4.7 rebounds.
He nonetheless often reaches out to Jordan.
“I textual content him, and he all the time responds,” Williams stated. “I do know he’s on the golf course or doing his enterprise along with his automobile or the Hornets. That I can recognize. Like, ‘Hey, I see you’re going to be on Good Morning America to pump up The Final Dance. Are you up? You prepared?’ Little stuff like that.
Williams couldn’t say the identical for different former teammates.
I do know loads of occasions I’ve texted Pip, and it’s been radio silence. Or Amare Stoudemire, ‘Hey, pleased birthday, Stat,’ after which crickets. So that you inform me who’s been the higher teammate through the years?”
Nonetheless, Williams needs Jordan and Pippen may make amends.
“I’ve seen among the excerpts from Unguarded, and I’m a bit saddened by it, to inform you fairly actually,” William stated.