Karl Malone: ‘I’d start my team with Scottie Pippen’ — not Michael Jordan

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4 Dec 1999: Karl Malone #32 of the Utah Jazz looking on during the game against the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Jazz defeated the Warriors 94-82. (Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Allsport)

Members of the much-celebrated Dream Team are making the media rounds today. Karl Malone appeared this morning on “The Dan Patrick Show” and choose Scottie Pippen over all Dream Team members when asked who he would start a team with. (given a choice of his teammates, other than longtime Jazz point guard John Stockton. Pippen over Jordan and Magic? You heard right - CSN Chicago has the details:

Malone made a surprising choice when asked which member of the Dream Team — other than longtime Utah Jazz teammate John Stockton — he would have started a team with that included himself.

“I would have to start my team with Scottie Pippen,” he said. “This is why I would take Scottie: Do you remember the time that Michael retired? I watched Scottie Pippen when the Chicago Bulls weren’t really good and Scottie led that team in every statistical category, and I just remembered that. Plus, he’s a guy who could care less about scoring. He wants to stop the best player on the other team. That would have been pretty cool, to see Scottie guarding Michael.”

Robinson was asked about the reported admissions by former Bulls Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen that they didn’t want Chicago native Isiah Thomas, the leader of the rival “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons, on the team.

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