Michael Jordan Wouldn’t Have Won All Those Championships Without Pippen

September 3rd, 2011 by Joseph Goode Leave a reply »
What if Scottie Pippen hadn't been traded to the Bulls on draft day? Would Jordan be considered as great as he is? How many NBA Championships would Jordan have won without Pippen?

Scottie Pippen was an integral part in the development of Jordan and the many accolades that he achieved. He was probably the most significant piece in NBA history. He was the sidekick that Jordan needed in his early years and pushed him to win championships.  

Michael Jordan was known as a flashy scorer and a ball hog who had no trust in his teammates. If he were never blessed with Pippen, then he would have been known as another Dominique Wilkins instead of elevating his game to that of Bird and Magic.

Many people tend to believe that Jordan made Pippen great. That he allowed Pippen to one of the Top 50 greatest of all time. That Pippen only made the Hall of Fame because of Jordan.  Well, there could be an argument for this, but I believe that they complimented each other perfectly. The two taught each other how to play aggressive defense, when to pass the ball, how to rely on teammates, and to push each other in practice.  

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