Yesterday, Scottie Pippen decided to choose violence again as this time, he claimed that his former legendary Bulls Head Coach, Phil Jackson, is racist. This is after detailing a moment in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals vs the Knicks when the game was tied at 102-102 with 1.8 seconds left in the game. Phil drew up a play for Tony Kukoc, as opposed to him.
“I felt like it was an opportunity to give (Kukoc) a rise,” Pippen said to GQ. “It was a racial move to give him a rise. After all I’ve been through with this organization, now you’re gonna tell me to take the ball out and throw it to Toni Kukoc? You’re insulting me.”
When asked if Scottie is calling Phil racist, he replied “I don’t got a problem with that.” Now, Reggie Miller is offering his take and doesn’t see anything wrong in what Phil did in drawing that play up.
“No, no,” Miller said on the Dan Patrick Show. “See, I don’t agree with that. No, no, no, no. There’s plenty of times I’ve been a decoy on the Pacers team. There’s just times when that has to be the case because everyone assumes and knows the ball’s going to go to you. And sometimes, you have to be a decoy. The whole racial point, no, absolutely not. That, I don’t roll with.”
One thing a lot of people don’t remember is that Scottie missed two potential game-clinching shots before Phil drew up a play for Kukoc.
Flip the page to see Reggie Miller explaining why Scottie Pippen was in the wrong here.