Scottie Pippen has sparked controversy by claiming that Kobe Bryant was a better basketball player than his former teammate Michael Jordan.
The two former Chicago Bulls players participated in ‘The Last Dance’ documentary about Jordan’s last season with the team.
“[Kobe] strived so hard to be Michael Jordan,” Pippen told Essentially Sports.
“When I go back and I look at his videos and I say to myself, ‘Damn he was better than Michael Jordan.’
“He worked so hard. This kid came out of high school.
“He didn’t go play for North Carolina under a Dean Smith.
“Kobe was a very intelligent guy, and he believed in striving to be the best.
“I really hate that we didn’t tell him how great he really was.”