Who’s the greatest Chicago Bull of all-time? The easy and correct answer is the one and only Michael Jordan. However, in a new ad for Foot Locker, former Jordan teammate Scottie Pippen has a bit of fun with that question.
In the ad, which is titled “short memory” Pippen makes a cameo appearance along with current NBA star James Harden and fellow Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.
Harden is looking for advice from Barkley about what the greatest players do, and Barkley tells him all the greats have “short memories.”
They go through Barkley’s nickname as the “Round Mound of Rebound” and his infamous incident of throwing a guy through a plate-glass window—all events Barkley says he doesn’t remember because he has a “short memory.”
Enter Pippen stage right:
Pippen plays off the claim that some make that without Jordan, Pippen wouldn’t have been a superstar player. He ended his career with 18,940 points—of which 15,123 came in 12 seasons with the Bulls.
He was inducted in to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2010, joining Barkley, who was inducted in 2006 as an individual and in 2010 as a member of the “Dream Team.”
At least Pippen is able to have a laugh about those who see him as just Jordan’s sidekick, right?