Scottie Pippen Is Clapping Back At Michael Jordan With An Upcoming Book After Taking ‘The Last Dance’ Personally

Scottie Pippen releasing memoir book

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  • Scottie Pippen is releasing a book promising a candid look at his time playing with Michael Jordan
  • The upcoming memoir likely stems from his displeasure with how he was portrayed in The Last Dance
  • Read more about the former Bull here

It’s been over a year since ESPN was kind enough to give us the sports fix we all desperately needed last spring when it decided to release The Last DanceĀ a couple of months before it was originally scheduled to debut.

The 10-episode documentary series gave basketball fans an unprecedented look at Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls and quickly became appointment viewing. In addition to being filled to the brim with unseen footage and untold stories, it was also the source of some incredible memes that quickly entered the canon.

That includes “And I Took That Personally,” a line that Jordan never actually utters inĀ The Last Dance but was inspired by the many occasions where he said he used perceived slights as motivation.

Scottie Pippen releasing memoir book

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That phrase perfectly sums up how Scottie Pippen felt about how he was portrayed in the series, as Jordan’s longtime right-hand man was less than thrilled with being positioned as an egocentric and greedy teammate. Now, Yahoo Sports reveals he’s gearing up to issue a de facto response in the form of Unguarded, an upcoming memoir that’s slated for release in November.

Pippen privately aired his grievances with Jordan last year, but it looks like he’s ready to make them a little more public. While promoting Unguarded on Instagram, he teased what we can expect, saying, “The Last Dance was really more about Michael Jordan than the Chicago Bulls. It was his story. This book is mine.”

You might want to start making popcorn now.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.