Well, he did look pretty snobbish based on the rental car story, but I actually laughed out loud reading it...
...simply because I bought my first car this summer.
A 1997 Honda Accord Special Edition.
I was pretty proud of myself for being such a grown-up. Come to find out, a millionaire like Pippen was mortified at the thought of having to drive one.
I thought that was pretty funny.
As for the rest of the article, I thought it did a good job of being balanced. Pippen's a screw-up whose weaknesses have been largely hidden by outstanding supporting casts for his entire career.
Do you know why I honestly think he wanted out of Houston? He could see Barkley and Hakeem wearing out, and he realized that it was all going to be on his shoulders for the first time.
So, he chickened out.
It would have been hard for him to maintain his mostly undeserved reputation as a truly great player if he'd spent the last four years of his career trying to carry a losing Houston team.
Instead, he got himself traded to an already deep and talented Portland team, and as a result he's been able to take all sorts of ill-deserved credit for the Blazers' fast start.
Nothing but NET--
Don't Fight the Future