Pippen downplays Jordan rift after ‘Last Dance’

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Scottie Pippen says he has talked with Michael Jordan since “The Last Dance” documentary aired in the spring, and he downplayed any rift between the retired Chicago Bulls stars.

“Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago?” Pippen said.

Jordan widely praised Pippen in the documentary that chronicled the Bulls’ 1990s dynasty as the best teammate he ever had. But Jordan called out Pippen in the second episode for making a “selfish” decision to delay offseason surgery on a ruptured tendon in his ankle until after the start of the 1997-98 season. Jordan said in the documentary he didn’t understand Pippen’s decision.

There were reports that Pippen was unhappy with his portrayal in the documentary, but he said Tuesday, “I wasn’t upset about it.” The documentary also included Pippen’s refusal to ente

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