10 Fun Facts About Jordan and Pippen’s Relationship
So confident were the mid-90s Bulls MJ and Scottie would have a victory cigar BEFORE the match. The iconic 72 winning Bulls team of 1996-97 faced the Washington Bullets in the first round. Before one of the games Pippen and Jordan pulled up in MJ’s Ferrari right next to the Bullets team bus smoking cigars. On their way to the locker room Chris Webber and Juwan Howard walked by in disbelief. In an interview with Dan Patrick, Chris Webber described the confidence, “It was almost like, ‘I lit the cigar. I’m celebrating already. This is just a formality, you guys getting on the court tonight.’”
Before another game during that series Webber said Jordan walked straight into the locker room with a cigar lit and asked “Who’s going to check me tonight?” All the Bullets could do was laugh at teammate Calbert Cheaney who was guarding Mike that night.