10 Fun Facts About Jordan and Pippen’s Relationship

Pippen was one of the best players in the league when he played and could easily have let his ego get the best of him and be jealous. But the respect Pippen had for Michael never wavered which is why he selected him to introduce him before his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame. “I can’t think of a better person to do it,” Pippen said of Jordan’s introduction. “Michael is someone I shared my career with…He was a great teammate, teacher and admirer.” Considering the acrimonious split Shaq had with Penny Hardaway in Orlando and then Kobe in LA, he could have learned a thing or two from the way Jordan and Pippen never allowed their ego to get in the way of their success.

Pippen’s HoF induction was a final chance for Jordan and Pippen to share the stage one last time.