Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen nonetheless cannot stand one another

Michael Jordan continues to be taking it personally.

His Airness, together with Scottie Pippen, skipped the Chicago Bulls’ inaugural Ring of Honor gala as the enduring duo continues to feud.

“I actually don’t know how much effort went into it,” Bulls chairman and legendary curmudgeon Jerry Reinsdorf stated of attempting to get Jordan and Pippen to attend the occasion, per the Chicago Solar-Occasions. “Obviously, it would be better if everybody were here, but we knew going in that not everybody could be here.”

Jordan and Pippen each informed the Bulls forward of time that they’d not be attending. Pippen has been publicly feuding with Jordan for the reason that launch of “The Last Dance” documentary, taking a number of public pictures at his former teammate for the reason that present’s launch in 2020.

Jordan did ship a video message forward of the dinner, thanking Jerry and president/CEO Michael Reinsdorf for beginning the Ring of Honor and stating he was “so bummed” that he couldn’t attend the gala.

“I am so bummed that I can’t be there tonight,” Jordan stated within the video, “but I don’t want that to stop the fun you guys are going to have. Believe me, I am very grateful and very honored.”

Dennis Rodman additionally unexpectedly no-showed, however the Bulls hope he shall be in attendance for the halftime festivities Friday night time throughout Chicago’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

“I would be excited for everyone to come, but we announced it six weeks ago,” Michael Reinsdorf stated. “People have schedule issues, and so this is just our way of saying thank you to the players and the staff, so that’s what we’re looking forward to.”

The Bulls officially announced their inaugural Ring of Honor class in December, that includes ​​Artis Gilmore, Phil Jackson, Johnny “Red” Kerr, Dick Klein, Jerry Krause, Toni Kukoc, Bob Love, Dennis Rodman, Jerry Sloan, Chet Walker, Tex Winter, and the 1995-96 group as a complete along with Jordan and Pippen.

Jackson, Kukoc, Luke Longley, and Ron Harper had been among the many gamers who did attend the Thursday night time occasion. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who’s on the town for the sport, additionally helped emcee the occasion with broadcaster Adam Amin.