Scottie Pippen Book Review
Scottie's Pippen's NBA accomplishments speak for themselves. At the very top, his 6 NBA championships put him in elite company. Since retiring, however, Pippen's image as "do it all teammate" has very much changed in the public eye due to comments he's made, and certainly, this book.
A lot of sports books are centered on fact-telling, which is appealing to a certain audience but lacks the "juice" that make a lot of sports books great. In "Unguarded," I give Pippen credit for bringing a deeper element of truth to this book. He gets into "what really happened" in his eyes, which is hard to argue with, given the subjective nature. However, there's a fine line between "airing it all out there" and coming across as bitter. Was Michael Jordan selfish, hypocritical, and insensitive? I'm sure he was. At this point in his life, however, does it really serve Pippen to put the focus there? Pippen wasn't just a side piece to those great Bulls teams; he was a tremendous player in his own right. I'll never knock someone for expressing their truth, but I'd like to remember Scottie for the impression I had of him before I read this book.
Read the book if you want the drama.
If you were a die-hard Bulls fan in the 90's and loved that team, however, you may be better served by leaving this one on the shelf.
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John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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