The NBA Hall of Fame: What Jordan and Pippen Were Really Saying

Carlos SandovalAnalyst IIIAugust 14, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 9:  (L-R) Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, look on during a ceremony retiring Pippen's #33 at halftime of a game between the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 9, 2005 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Hall of Fame Induction was pretty fun to watch last night. We saw a ridiculously emotional Karl Malone, who delivered one of the most heart-felt speeches for an NBA Hall of Fame inductee player. We also saw Scottie Pippen basically read his script out loud. Who gave him that script, anyway?

Well, I think I have a good idea as to who wrote the speech for him. Let's take a look at this picture...

Well, this is pretty tell-all, don't you think? Here's what the dialogue would have been if they were to speak their minds—

Scottie: "And Michael Jordan is probably the best thing to happen to me."
Jordan: That's right, Scottie. Just like I wrote it. I own you.
Scottie: "And I'd like to thank my family..."
Jordan: Are you forgetting someone, Scottie? Maybe the person who made you?
Scottie: "And of course, Michael Jordan."
Jordan: Atta' boy, Scottie.

Yep, that sounds like what the dialogue could have been, alright. Poor Scottie Pippen. Not only does he need to suck up to Jordan because he wouldn't be in the Hall of Fame without him, but he also has to throw in some advertisement plug-ins into his speech, when he addressed being part of the Nike family.

Oh well. At least he's in.