Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan are reportedly not friends anymore after Scottie trashed him in his memoir. They had the perfect opportunity to quash their beef at the top 75 NBA players of all-time at the All-Star Game but Scottie didn’t show up. Scottie’s absence got people thinking and seeking answers.
And it seems ‘Lord Zito’ of the Pat McAfee Show has answers to why Scottie Pippen couldn’t show up at the all-star game. Zito claims that Scottie refused to attend the all-star game because he didn’t want any smoke from Michael Jordan.
Fade Away World has details on Scottie Pippen’s absence from the all-star game.
Of course, this is unconfirmed and more of a joke from Zito than anything, but it’s not so hard to do the math and come to the conclusion that Pippen was better off at home than seeing his former friend in front of so many legends and fans.
Jordan looked in great spirits during the ceremony, joking with his peers, challenging Magic Johnson to a 1-on-1 game, greeting LeBron James and wishing him good luck, and also hugging Luka Doncic. He made it from the Daytona 500 to Cleveland right on time and had a blast at both events.
Pippen just sent the video to the league, thanking them and fans for the support. It would have been interesting to see him and Jordan interacting. That would have gotten a lot of interest around the league. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen drew a lot of attention during the ceremony. Imagine how crazy it would have been with Scottie and Mike in the same building.
There are some reports that Pippen had just had surgery and that is why he wasn’t able to attend, but I am sure he knew well in advance when the All-Star game would be and could have put that off.
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