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I Love How Much Scottie Pippen Still Hates Charles Barkely's Fucking Guts

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..You know, there’s really no great players in basketball. Basketball is built on great teams. You’ve got “good” players. But when you talk about great players, you can only give them greatness because what? The team. [Laughs.] You know? You can sit here and argue that Charles Barkley was a great player. But he gets diminished why? Because he never won. He never was on a winning team. So when he sit up on that stage with Shaq and Kenny, they can diminish him at any moment. As great of a player as he is, they can make him the size of a period. Kenny Smith can make himself bigger than Charles Barkley on that stage because why? He won. Yeah, Charles in the Hall of Fame, but when you talk about success in winning, you don’t speak of Charles Barkley’s name. Until you put him on a great team like the Dream Team. That’s where he gets his lift at. Because he was a part of a team, he knows what it’s like to get to the top. Great individuals don't tend to get there and they lose a little bit, they lack something. If you don’t feel what it’s like to win, then you’re left out.

Interesting you mentioned Charles Barkley, because he once said that he would “get arrested for murder” if you didn’t apologize to him for calling him “fat” after your breakup with the Rockets.

I wish he woulda went through with it. I never apologized to him, but I’ll tell you what: He only got arrested for throwing some little white guys out of a window. I ain’t never seen him fight a Black man unless there were referees around. He plays his role like he’s tough. I don’t know nobody he done whooped. Go back and check his record. Did I apologize to him? I told him to get me the hell out of there. That’s what I recall.

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One of the things falling through the cracks on this Pippen GQ interview that set shit off this weekend is Pippen's ongoing grudge with The Round Mound Of Rebound.

This all started back when Barkley publicly stated that Pippen owed him an apology for leaving the Rockets after just one season.

Pippen clapped back saying Barkley was "a selfish player" and that "he wouldn't give Charles Barkley an apology with a gun to his head". He then doubled down saying that “Charles owes me an apology for coming to play with his sorry fat butt.”

Barkley, ever the one to love a good public bickering responded-

“As you know, I always carry a gun with me, so there’s a chance. If I get arrested for murder, then you know he didn’t apologize.”

Bottom line, Pippen has apparently been bottling up a lot of shit, about a lot of people, and he's clearly enjoying finally getting it all off his chest to GQ.

My one question after reading this interview (strongly recommend) is where is the venting about his ho ex-wife Larsa

Can't wait for his book "Unguarded" to drop this November. Hopefully, that's where the really good stuff will come out.