Public disgrace:Scottie was exposed long before this” – Charles Barkley said Michael Jordan reached out after Scottie Pippen’s public bashing

Scottie was exposed long before this” – Charles Barkley said Michael Jordan reached out after Scottie Pippen’s public bashing

Driven by a desire to win an NBA championship, Charles Barkley made his way to the Houston Rockets in 1996 after coming up short with the Phoenix Suns.

Looking to make the team better, “The Round Mound of Rebound” sacrificed $1.2 million in salaries to help the Rockets acquire Scottie Pippen in 1998. However, in no time, tensions between the two Hall of Famers escalated, to the point that Michael Jordan had to get himself involved.

Pippen vs. Barkley
The rift originated from Barkley voicing his disappointment after Houston gave Pippen a five-year, $67.2 million contract, only for the forward to request a trade following their lone season with the Rockets.

In anticipation of an apology, Chuck was taken aback when Pip responded vehemently, expressing his displeasure at the 1993 MVP for making their issue public. Pip adamantly asserted that not only would he refrain from apologizing but that it was Charles who owed him an apology.

“I wouldn’t give Charles Barkley an apology at gunpoint. If anything, he owes me an apology for coming to play with his fat bu*t,” Pippen said.

Scroll to Continue
Recommended Articles
OFF THE COURT
Dominique Wilkins explains why nobody deserves to be compared to Michael Jordan: “He didn’t care about people’s emotional attitude or…
DEC 1, 2023
LATEST NEWS
Julius Erving picked his best leapers ever: “I could accept getting posterized by one of those three guys”
DEC 7, 2023
OLD SCHOOL
“I wouldn’t be here right now” – Jalen Rose on if nobody intervened in his 1999 altercation with Patrick Ewing
DEC 9, 2023
The Hall of Famer explained that his decision to part ways with the Rockets was due to Barkley’s lack of determination to win. He then used MJ’s words to further solidify his claims.

“I probably should’ve listened to Michael a year ago when he said that Charles will never win a championship because he doesn’t show any dedication,” Scottie added.

MJ tracked down Barkley
Mike was on vacation at the time. However, as soon as he heard of Scottie using his name to hurl insults at Barkley, he reached out to Charles to check how he was coping with the situation.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, “The Chuckster” recounted his discussion with “His Airness” and mentioned how the latter conveyed displeasure at Scottie for bringing his name into their ongoing dispute.

“I don’t know if Michael was madder that Scottie said all that stuff or that he dragged his name into it,” Barkley said. “I told him I was O.K. with it. I knew about Scottie. The whole league knew he was a guy you couldn’t count on. You can fool the media and the fans, but you can’t fool the players. Scottie was exposed long before this.”

The Rockets eventually traded a disgruntled Scottie to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Stacey Augmon, Kelvin Cato, Ed Gray, Carlos Rogers, Brian Shaw, and  Walt Williams. Meanwhile, Barkley played another season with the Rockets before retiring “ringless” in 2000. 

“They felt like they were walking on eggshells” – Scottie Pippen claims that Michael Jordan always kept his Bulls teammates on edge
Read More
MICHAEL JORDANCHARLES BARKLEYSCOTTIE PIPPENHOUSTON ROCKETS
BY YAKSHPAT BHARGAVA
Yakshpat specializes in compiling intriguing takes from NBA talk shows and podcasts, covering old-school stories and the hottest buzz from the league.

Follow ballnetwork
START CONVERSATION
LATEST NEWS
Charles Barkley explains why the Lakers and Warriors are in a tough spot: “They’re not any good going forward unless they do something…
BY SHANE GARRY ACEDERA1 HOUR AGO
OFF THE COURT
“I’ma get good enough so I can tell a n**** he can’t sub me out” – Rudy Gay shares how Carmelo Anthony motivated him to get better
BY OREL DIZON1 HOUR AGO
LATEST NEWS
Charles Barkley says it’s not yet time to compare Anthony Edwards to Michael Jordan: “People forget he averaged 38 a game”
BY SHANE GARRY ACEDERA2 HOURS AGO
OFF THE COURT
“I cannot motivate you to want to win” – Lisa Leslie reflects on conversations with Kobe Bryant that highlight their similar mentalities
BY OWEN CRISAFULLI8 HOURS AGO
OFF THE COURT
“I hate money” – Dennis Rodman once intentionally lost $35,000 during his Las Vegas trip
BY YAKSHPAT BHARGAVA9 HOURS AGO
OLD SCHOOL
“There’s no question that was my greatest performance ever” – Walt Frazier recalls his championship-clinching performance in Game…
BY CHOLO MARTIN MAGSINO10 HOURS AGO
OLD SCHOOL
Rasheed Wallace recalls almost fighting Arvydas Sabonis because of his failed flop: “I wanted to throw some fists behind it”
BY CHOLO MARTIN MAGSINO13 HOURS AGO
LATEST NEWS
LeBron James on Lakers’ reliance on free throw shooting: “People are complaining why we’re top five in free throw attempts”
BY BRIAN YALUNG13 HOURS AGO
© 2024
SITE MAP
ABOUT
CONTACT US
TERMS OF USE
PRIVACY POLICY

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*