Scottie Pippen Announces His New Autobiography That Sounds Pretty Juicy

Scottie Pippen made one thing clear on Wednesday: He is ready to tell his story.

The Chicago Bulls legend officially announced a new book on his life story titled “UNGUARDED.” Pippen authored the autobiography alongside Michael Arkush, and it is set to hit shelves later this year on November 16th.

 

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After making things official on Instagram, Pippen went on to post the following tagline on his Instagram story: “The Last Dance was really more about Michael Jordan than the Chicago Bulls. It was his story. This book is mine.”

Pippen’s supposed displeasure in several of The Last Dance’s storylines makes this comment all the more interesting. And the description of the book on the official Simon & Schuster website does not shy away from already poking at Michael Jordan and those who always viewed him as the Bulls’ “sidekick.”

Simply put, without Pippen, there are no championship banners—let alone six—hanging from the United Center rafters. There’s no Last Dance documentary. There’s no “Michael Jordan” as we know him. The 1990s Chicago Bulls teams would not exist as we know them.

In Unguarded, the soft-spoken, six-time champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist finally opens up to offer pointed and transparent takes on Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and Isiah Thomas, among others. Pippen details how he cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick, and discusses how he could have (and should have) received more respect from the Bulls’ management and the media.

The website’s About the Book section even goes on to say that Pippen will address what it was like serving as “the real leader within the Bulls locker room.” Uh … yeah … I have to read this book.

More importantly, though, it will be great to finally learn more about Pippen’s fascinating basketball journey. From growing up in Hamburg, Arkansas to walking on at Central Arkansas to winning six rings in Chicago, there is a lot of meat on this bone. Make sure to set those preorders!

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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