Scottie Pippen Never Should've Agreed to Be in 'The Last Dance' in the First Place

Chicago Bulls legends Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls legends Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan / JEFF HAYNES/Getty Images

The conclusion of 'The Last Dance' documentary series has brought forth a wave of criticism. The loudest critics are former players who felt like Michael Jordan didn't share the entire truth in the series.

One former Chicago Bulls player who had an interesting portrayal is Scottie Pippen. He was interviewed for the series, but is reportedly upset with how his story was shown in the Jordan-centric documentary.

Pippen knows Jordan better than most and should have known his character would be up for attack. The name of the series implies it is all about the 1997-98 season in which the Bulls won a sixth championship. Yet plenty of focus was paid on Pippen sitting out during the end of a playoff game in 1994. The fact he chose to have surgery, which caused him to miss a good amount of time in 97-98 was also brought up more than once.

The only defense of Jordan is that he did not make things up about Pippen. He just rehashed moments from their difficult history, and if Pippen didn't want to relive those, he should have just not taken part in the documentary. Doing so opened himself up to unnecessary criticism.