Karl Malone committed one of basketball’s most heinous sins. He devalued the accomplishments of Michael Jordan.
“I would have to start my team with Scottie Pippen,” Malone said. “This is why I would take Scottie: Do you remember the time that Michael retired? I watched Scottie Pippen when the Chicago Bulls weren’t really good and Scottie led that team in every statistical category, and I just remembered that. Plus, he’s a guy who could care less about scoring. He wants to stop the best player on the other team. That would have been pretty cool, to see Scottie guarding Michael.”
It appears that the animosity between Malone and Jordan hasn’t decreased. Jordan will take his six championship rings, including two over Malone’s Jazz, and will be just fine.
Maybe he’ll come out and say he’d rather have John Stockton.