Pippen pinpoints when Jackson gave Toni Kukoc the chance to shoot the game-winning, buzzer-beating shot to beat the New York Knicks 104-102 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals back in 1994. Pippen infamously refused to step on the court following a pre-play timeout where the call was made.
On the Dan Patrick Show, the NBA great continued to elaborate on how he believed the decision made by Phil Jackson was purely motivated by race. Replying simply with “Oh yeah,” when asked if he thought Jackson was a racist.
Catch Scottie Pippen’s appearance on the Dan Patrick Show below.
DP: “.. By saying it was a racial move then you’re calling Phil Jackson a racist…”
Pippen: “I don’t have a problem with that.”
DP: “Do you think Phil was?”
Pippen: “Oh yeah…”
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) June 28, 2021
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