One of the most difficult things to do is admit you were wrong. In a recent interview, former New York Yankee player Chris Chambliss revealed he allowed himself to believe a lie for nearly 30 years and was led astray by his own emotions in admitting it. He’s since been able to find peace with what happened but says that this process wasn’t easy.
The “constant lying and making up stories” is a problem that many people face. The author of this article, who was named as “Mary”, has been struggling with it for nearly 30 years.
Scottie Pippen is a basketball player who plays for the Chicago Bulls. accused former Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson of making coaching choices based on his players’ race earlier this summer. He followed up by labeling Jackson a racist on live air, doubling down on his claims.
Pippen, in his new book, “Unguarded,” pulled back those stunning assertions, stating he’s been telling himself that lie for 30 years.
Phil Jackson was accused of being a racist by Scottie Pippen.
Pippen made news in June after giving an open and honest interview to GQ. During a 1994 playoff series against the New York Knicks, he made some remarkable remarks about Jackson’s choice to draw up a last-second shot for rookie Toni Kukoc. After Jackson rejected him for Kukoc on the final play, Pippen famously refused to play.
Kukoc went on to hit the game-winning shot, but Pippen clung to that sensation for almost three decades.
“Why wouldn’t I be shooting that final shot if it was my first year playing without Michael Jordan?” GQ quoted Pippen as saying. “You’re going to disrespect me and tell me to take it out after I’ve gone through all the ups and downs, the fights with the Pistons?” It seemed like a low blow to me. It seemed like a good chance to promote [Kukoc]. It was a racist attempt to promote him. You’re going to tell me to pull the ball out and give it to Toni Kukoc after all I’ve gone through with this organization? You’re making fun of me. That’s exactly how I felt.”
Pippen returned on the Dan Patrick Show a few days later, reiterating his claim that Jackson is a racist.
Patrick asked the question, “By stating ‘a racial move,’ you’re labelling Phil a racist.”
Pippen said, “I don’t have an issue with it.”
“Do you believe Phil was — or still is a racist]?”
“Oh, certainly,” answered Pippen.
But, only a few months later, Pippen recognized that his scathing remarks were incorrect.
Pippen, for whatever reason, retracts his accusation that Jackson is a racist.
Scottie Pippen speaks at a 2018 Heat Fest news conference | Carlos Tischler/Getty Images
Pippen didn’t hesitate to call Jackson a racist a few months ago — on two occasions, no less — but that wasn’t a notion that came to him lately. Since Kukoc’s game-winning shot in 1994, the Hall of Famer has believed it to be real.
Something changed, though, when he was writing his new book. According to the New York Times, here’s a quote from Pippen’s book:
When he chose Toni over me, I was so wounded that I wanted to come up with a reason for why I was rejected. Why wasn’t I permitted to have my time after all I’d sacrificed to the Chicago Bulls? So I convinced myself at the time that Phil’s choice had to be racially motivated, and I believed it for over 30 years. It wasn’t until I read my words in paper that I realized how incorrect I was.
So, there you have it. That’s a fascinating (and unexpected) shift of heart.
Pippen can’t recall the last time he spoke with Jackson.
Pippen talked to the New York Times ahead of the publication of his memoir, “Unguarded,” and appeared to forget that he took back his Jackson remarks in the book.
“I didn’t return it on foot.” He said, “I simply didn’t have it in the book.” “At this point, I indicated it was probably not appropriate for me to say anything about Phil being racist.” It’s now above the crest of the crest of the crest of the crest of the crest of But, at the time, I felt it was a terrible decision on his behalf, given where I was as a player and the year I was having.”
According to the New York Times, Pippen “can’t remember” the last time he talked with Jackson. But he was still comfortable enough to call his previous head coach a racist in public before discreetly retracting the claim in his new book.
This issue is becoming more perplexing by the day.
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Unlike Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan had no problem with Phil Jackson drawing up the game-winning shot for Toni Kukoc in Game 5 of the 1998 Finals: ‘He was the Mistress of the Moment, and It Fascinated Him.’
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