Scottie Pippen is one of the greatest basketball players of all time and certainly one of the best in the history of the Chicago Bulls organisation but he's recent claim in a Foot Locker Advert is sure to cause quite a stir in the basketball world.
In a new advertisement centered around the ability to have a 'short term memory' when playing at the highest level of the basketball profession, Charles Barkley explains to NBA superstar James Harden that all the greats of the game easily forget the mistakes they make.
'Sir Charles' also gets a helping hand from Bulls legend Scottie Pippen who makes the extravagant claim that he is in fact the greatest Chicago ball player of all time, surpassing Michael Jordan?
Now it becomes evident through the nature of the advert that it is in fact a light hearted gesture to show the confidence that should be exuded by all great players, but the statement becomes almost blasphemous when you realise that Pippen played alongside the 'GOAT' in Michael Jordan.
Veterans of the sport always tell young players to quickly forget their mistakes on the court and concentrate on the next play, this is what Barkley is explaining in rather humorous fashion to Rockets shooting guard James Harden who is looking for some advice on the upcoming NBA season.
Barkley often reiterates his lack of memory when it comes to some of the poor, misguided plays throughout his career but gets Pippen to weigh in on the conversation between him and Harden in order to highlight the importance of short term memory loss.
As a basketball fan you will easily realise that Jordan is in fact the greatest Bull of all time and the current Charlotte Bobcats owner even reminded the sports world the other day that he still contains the greatness that he once had.
Jordan at his own basketball camp in front of adoring young fans put on a shooting clinic that you can check out here -
The message in the video is clear but the statement will certainly get people talking once again over the unique greatness that was Michael Jordan, with certain reference to the advert, well played Foot Locker.