Amid Michael Jordan’s Feud With Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal Wants Him To Sit Down With A Former NBA Rival

NBA legend Michael Jordan currently finds himself in the midst of a (one-sided) feud with former teammate Scottie Pippen. The retired small forward called out Jordan in his new memoir, which included a number of pointed statements. Among them was the assertion that His Airness “Ruined” basketball. Many have since weighed in on the matter, but it would seem at least one b-ball great is thinking about another of MJ’s famous relationships. Apparently, amid the drama, Shaquille O’Neal wants to set up a meeting between the Bulls great and one of his biggest on-court rivals di lui.

Over the course of his career, Michael Jordan went head to head with some of the greatest players to ever set foot on a basketball court. Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson are only a few of the legends to do battle with Air Jordan. While those rivalries were intense at times, there was one Detroit Pistons player who will forever be linked to Jordan. On a recent episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq, Shaquille O’Neal and his colleagues discussed player matchups they’d like to see, and panelist Spice named Jordan and Detroit Pistons icon Isiah Thomas as the one he wants to see. O’Neal then stated his intention of him to get them together for a sit-down:

I’m gonna try to get that produced, a conversation between Michael and Isiah.

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There have been some impressive basketball TV specials over the past several years, but a conversation between those two players would be incredible. To say that the pair had a complicated relationship as players would be a gross understatement. Even today, fans continue to talk about the hard-fought matchups between their two teams.

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