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Scottie Pippen's Short Memory on Display in New Foot Locker Commercial

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 10:01 AM

Scottie Pippen's short memory leaves him declaring that he's the "greatest Chicago Bull of all-time" in a comical new Foot Locker commercial also starring NBA legend Charles Barkley and current Houston Rockets star James Harden.

The ad starts out with Harden asking Barkley's advice on how to start the upcoming NBA season "off fresh." It's simple, the former MVP says — wear Foot Locker gear and "have a short memory."

"All the greats have short memories," Barkley tells Harden, staring him in the face.

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Harden then proceeds to quiz Barkley about past bad games, his "Round Mound of Rebound" nickname, and an infamous incident where he was accused of throwing a man he argued with through a window. Barkley insists he doesn't remember any of those and turns to Pippen to reinforce his point.

"Scottie Pippen knows," Barkley says.

"I sure do. And I'm the greatest Chicago Bull of all-time," Pippen says with a smile, seemingly forgetting — for the sake of the commercial — that he played with five-time NBA MVP and 10-time league scoring champion Michael Jordan.

"And that's how it's done," Barkley says.

Jordan and Pippen won six NBA titles over eight years with the Chicago Bulls — three from the 1990-91 season to the 1992-93 season and three more from the 1995-96 season to the 1997-98 season. The only two seasons that the two did not win a title during that time was when Jordan briefly retired from the game to pursue a professional baseball career.

The Bulls lost in the second round of the playoffs both seasons, even though Jordan returned late in March of the 1994-95 season. Chicago went on to lose in the playoffs to the Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic, which included future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Coincidentally, Harden's current team, the Houston Rockets, won the NBA title the two seasons between the Bulls three-peats.

The Chicago Tribune's Luis Gomez said Pippen's playful short memory may have to do more with Barkley than it does with Jordan.

"Still, there may be some truth to Pippen having a short term memory," Gomez wrote, pointing to the one season when Pippen and Barkley played together in Houston. "Pippen and Barkley have feuded in the past (remember when Pippen said of Barkley 'If anything, he owes me an apology for coming to play with his sorry butt?) And it was just a few months ago that Barkley called Pippen and Jordan the cheapest players he's ever met while appearing on 'Conan.'"



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Scottie Pippen's short memory leaves him declaring that he's the "greatest Chicago Bull of all-time" in a comical new Foot Locker commercial also starring NBA legend Charles Barkley and current Houston Rockets star James Harden.
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