We're four episodes into The Last Dance and so far the behind-the-scenes relationship between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen seems pretty solid.
Sure, there was a hint of an MJ eye-roll during the discussion of Pippen's notorious migraine headache that contributed to Chicago's Game Seven loss to the Detroit Pistons in the 1990 Conference Finals.
But, otherwise, Batman seemed quite pleased with his Robin.
However, there may be issues beneath the surface. Jordan's long-time agent David Falk addressed the bitterness he believes Pip has toward MJ in an interview with NBC Sports.
“Pippen has a certain level of jealousy towards Michael. He has said recently many times he thinks LeBron’s a better player,” Falk said. “Now, if you’re Scottie Pippen, and Michael Jordan made your career, completely made your career; even if you think that, keep it to yourself.
Scottie’s problem, as the documentary points out in so many different places after the episodes you’ve seen, is that he wasn’t a great competitor,” Falk continued. “There were times for silly reasons. The migraine; you think that Michael Jordan [would do that] unless he had his leg amputated? Scottie didn’t play part of that game because he had a headache.”
What do you think? Should Pip save that energy for Future?