Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen has been retired for over a decade, but in 2019 he’s just as relevant as ever. The new year has seen Pippen consistently in the headlines for a host of different reasons. Last month he gave his take on Duke freshman and NBA super-prospect Zion Williamson, suggesting the blue chip frosh ditch the Blue Devils in midseason to start preparing for the NBA Draft.
This was before the Nike shoe fail incident leading to Williamson’s minor injury, so let’s give Pippen some credit on that one. Last week saw Pippen trending again as he “evolved” his opinion on the ultra-stale Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James “debate” for the umpteenth time. We asked comedian Lindsay Glazer (Woloshin) for her take on that news story, and a couple more Scottie Pippen related topics.
Glazer has been sued by Pippen, as the former Chicago Bull claims the comedian and her family did $100,000 worth of damages to his Ft. Lauderdale mansion. Glazer and her family leased the 9,782 square-foot property, currently on the market for $9.8 million, after their permanent home was damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The Pippen complaint alleges that Glazer and her family, while leasing the property for $30,000, stole a set of Cuisinart knives worth $14. Glazer has since trolled Scottie Pippen with a , to raise the $14 required to replace his missing Cuisinart steak knives.
All funds raised from the campaign will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, which supports members of the military.
You can follow Glazer on Instagram: lindsayglazercomedy, Facebook lindsayglazercomedy and Twitter (see below):
— Lindsay Glazer (@LindsayGlazer) February 22, 2019
At the same though, six rings don’t lie.
Scottie Pippen says:
May '17: LeBron hasn't surpassed Kobe.
Dec. '17: LeBron probably ahead of MJ.
Week later: LeBron needs 6 rings.
Another week later: MJ over LeBron.
May '18: Unfair to compare LeBron and MJ.
Feb. '19: LeBron's not what MJ was as a player. Or Kobe. pic.twitter.com/4B8aQDMkT5
— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) February 14, 2019
There are a lot of people who don’t like Pippen for whatever reason, or the interactions that they have had with him. Also, Jordan and Lebron are colleagues and friends (sometimes) and he has no reason to piss off people that he has a history with who can both help and/or hurt his career; so he is just doing what a politician would do- acting diplomatic.
Or he can just see it through a different lens on a different day.
A. There is really no equivalent to MJ v. LeBron that I can think of in the comedy world. There are premises we all agree are hacky which include any time a guy comic yells “amiriteladies” or “ladies be shopping” or “this race/gender/ridiculous stereotype is like this and that one is like that” or anything about airplane food etc.
And most of us agree on who the greats are: Pryor, Hicks, Chappelle, Bill Burr, Paula Poundstone, and tons of other comics I am currently forgetting to mention because I am busy. Very busy. :)
And as far as “beating a dead horse,” well, we all know that story in the comedy world and everyone can draw their own conclusions.
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation.