Kobe Bryant analyzes film of Scottie Pippen's defense | 'Detail' Excerpt | ESPN

  • Published on Jun 21, 2018
  • Kobe Bryant encourages young players entering the NBA to idolize the heart and defense of Scottie Pippen. Watch full episodes on ESPN+.
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  • James Park
    James Park 11 hours ago

    2:29 "too many players today play defense just to play defense" don't see a problem there tbh lmao

  • James Park
    James Park 11 hours ago

    2:11 can't study that 🤷‍♂️

  • Rimmy Reddy
    Rimmy Reddy 15 hours ago

    Kobe, Scottie was a beast but put up some film where he's playing against someone like a Labron James, Dam Lilard, etc. Guys like Paul George Pippen would do good against but he wouldn't be able to do those things to the high caliber talent of todays game.

  • Nicholas Lee
    Nicholas Lee 20 hours ago

    Swear to god the foul must be closer to the rim back in the days! Man these guys speed is insane! 0-60 in 0.3 second!

  • James Drake
    James Drake Day ago

    See I wish I was in 90 era no bitch foul calling

  • What's Kracken
    What's Kracken Day ago +1

    Lol I had the video on 1.5x speed and when Kobe started talking I was so confused on what he was saying I decided to put subs..that's when I noticed😂

  • dell cruz
    dell cruz Day ago +1

    For real yo,Pippen was no joke on the defensive end,definitely one of the greatest players of all time

  • Alexander Schulze

    and thats the reason why the 96 bulls would win vs golden state from today

  • DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)

    This is a thing of beauty. Well done Kobe on the analysis. Scottie maybe was the best defender ever. Pippen = Legend.

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brown 3 days ago

    Watching Kawhi makes me appreciate players like Pippen the D!

  • Turhan Henderson
    Turhan Henderson 5 days ago

    Imagine still thinking Jordan taught defense to Pippen. Saying he MADE PIPPEN. THAT HE FUCKIN TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING HE KNOWS???? Come down off the high horse. He was nice, but he ain't teach everyone everything amd you're crazy if you think he was a leader, without learning first himself.

  • Colton Fuller
    Colton Fuller 9 days ago

    i wish zach lavine would watch and commit to this

  • Ahmed Iqbal el huda
    Ahmed Iqbal el huda 9 days ago

    because defense like this i can say draymond green dont deserve one of the greatest defender at nba, if u understand the meaning of the greatest, draymond green is good defender but his level dont same like rodman,pippen,payton, or maybe bruce bowen

  • Adam Kolthoff
    Adam Kolthoff 9 days ago

    This is why todays stars including Lebron would not be the stars they are now back in the 80's or 90's. They had wicked defense back then and Jordan averaged what like 32 PPG back then. I can tell you if jordan played in his prime in todays offensive era he would average whole lot more.

    • Juls Bulls
      Juls Bulls 6 days ago +1

      lol you old heads really delusional. Lebron would avg 40 pts a game

  • rldabomb7
    rldabomb7 10 days ago

    Rodman and Pippen would make LeBron cry..

  • Freshgams MP
    Freshgams MP 10 days ago


  • 89five3five
    89five3five 10 days ago

    When Scottie was on the floor it was like the opposing team was playing against 10 people. Scottie was just everywhere and you also had to worry about him on the offensive end.

  • Ryan Pabalan
    Ryan Pabalan 11 days ago

    Best perimeter defender of all time hands down

  • mrallenp
    mrallenp 11 days ago

    That beam of light effect just takes away from seeing much of the action, I don’t think it’s necessary just because it’s part of the logo.

  • NBA Suave
    NBA Suave 11 days ago +1

    That's how you know scotties defense is better than the defense today if Kobe Bryant is talking about it.

  • Anthony Murray
    Anthony Murray 11 days ago

    Jordan, Pipens, Rodman and Harper..... defensive nightmare 😱

  • Silencio Thequiet
    Silencio Thequiet 12 days ago

    The day when player will be able to play the game with Scottie's defensive genius and MJ's offensive greatness, that day we will be talking about the real GOAT.

  • Patrick Regala
    Patrick Regala 12 days ago

    Scottie is Like Klay Thompson Today.. Underappreciated bcoz of Currys greatness but the truth is Klay is more of a complete player just like Scottie

  • joel martinez
    joel martinez 12 days ago

    Today’s rules, there would have been at least 6 fouls called. We used to take pride in shutting someone down back in the days.

  • DarkPa1adin
    DarkPa1adin 13 days ago

    I like to see how he guards James Harden.

  • jaselolzako03
    jaselolzako03 13 days ago

    Even Kobe was impressed about that block and people here with no NBA experience are like. Hurrr Duurrr that so EZ peAZzy. DiS lEagUe wOuLD shOOt aLl oVer hIm aT d 3.

  • William Spenley
    William Spenley 13 days ago

    Its not rocket science

  • lahloo
    lahloo 13 days ago

    Best defensive player to ever play in the NBA.

  • a r
    a r 13 days ago

    He’s the reason they won those rings

  • Mike De paz
    Mike De paz 13 days ago


  • 00Mindi00
    00Mindi00 13 days ago

    I’ll take Pippen over Kawhi any fucken day of the week.

  • GED Gert
    GED Gert 14 days ago +1

    His footwork is impeccable

  • Kevin Rivera
    Kevin Rivera 14 days ago

    Lmao that’s just a lack of spacing or running any decent off ball screens, good defense beatable by competent offensive set up

  • MGecko PMPL
    MGecko PMPL 14 days ago

    LOL the problem is in first play it might work back then but today he would get his ankles broken by some Kyrie or other Harden and in play two he would be too far from three point line to contest the shot. Back then when you had relatively slow players with not much of a handle you could put more pressure on, today you make body to body contact behind 3 point line and guy will drive around you after killer crossover or if you hang onto him he will stepback and hit 3 on you. That's why now you need to keep more space between yourself and player you defending to give yourself more time to react to much quicker movements and at the same time being able to contest the three. What you can do with slow unathletic poor ball handler with no jumper you cant do to today's point guards.

  • Thetequilashooter1
    Thetequilashooter1 14 days ago +1

    Kobe, you should coach! I love listening to analysis like this. Really opens my eyes about how much is going on.

  • Mike41
    Mike41 14 days ago +1

    This is the first time I've seen Detail with Kobe. That was pretty damn good.

  • Mia Galloway
    Mia Galloway 14 days ago +1

    It’s awesome to see Kobe really breaking down Scottie’s defensive tactics, he really is one of the BEST defensive players of all times and I’m happy to see people finally giving Scottie his roses 🌹

  • Jonjo Jr
    Jonjo Jr 14 days ago

    So what your saying is that Scottie was to defense, what Jordan was to offense?

  • Colt Todd
    Colt Todd 14 days ago

    kobe is a rapist that will burn in hell .

  • Christopher Jackson
    Christopher Jackson 14 days ago

    Scottie Pippen...also known as Kawhi Leonard 1.0

  • arnie gajudo cine mobile
    arnie gajudo cine mobile 14 days ago +1

    Kobe has high IQ.. He really can dissect every detail of a certail player.. Scottie is Brilliant defensive player..

  • Liam G
    Liam G 15 days ago +1

    Kobe makes an excellent point here. Pippen played an "attacking" style of defense. He was always on his toes and knew the actions away from the ball. He was as good an all-around defender as we will ever see because he excelled on and off the ball and could guard 1-4....in today's game 1-5. What really made him so special is he could pressure the ball 94 feet but was equally adept at taking charges or wreaking havoc in passing lanes. Jordan and Rodman were obviously excellent defenders but I would slot Pippen ahead of them and he was 1000 times better than Draymond Green as a comparison. He was also vast superior offensively. Pippen is without question one of the most underrated players ever and had a tremendous basketball I.Q.

  • LINKGT23
    LINKGT23 15 days ago

    That’s how I played defense, one time a professional player from Greece told me you have better defense then a lot of defensive players, too bad I was only 5’7 and when I was coming up no 1 cared about my defense coaches included 🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Thuan Nguyen
    Thuan Nguyen 15 days ago

    amazing! 👏👍

  • American Muscle
    American Muscle 15 days ago

    Pip didn’t get enough cred!

  • Francis Grimaldi
    Francis Grimaldi 15 days ago

    Kobe “Just think about that for a second” 😂

  • Noel Gonzalez
    Noel Gonzalez 15 days ago

    Pippen was good man.

  • zo62
    zo62 15 days ago

    Good ahit

  • The Real Eli Ben
    The Real Eli Ben 15 days ago +8

    Kobe Bryant you are a genius just like Scottie. Great video breakdown for all of us that don't know the inside details

  • John Abraham
    John Abraham 15 days ago +1

    Scottie defended the opposing team's best player usually, Magic, Drexler, Barkley...he played center at central Arkansas, he knows how to play big too, jump hook on Hornecek all day down n the post. Defense, take pride in it! 94' bald Scottie was bad ass.

  • Mr Smith
    Mr Smith 15 days ago

    Scottie was obviously a great defender, but a poor teammate and couldn't create his own shot. He's a product of Jordan's leadership.

  • John Froelich
    John Froelich 15 days ago

    You youngplayers: find a Michael Jordan to play with. Got it...

  • v B-A-P-E
    v B-A-P-E 15 days ago +1

    Kobe's best attribute to me has always been his mind I love the way he breaks down video or tape a lot of ppl get on him for pattern his game off MJ but if ur gonna copy why not the best plus it got him 5 rings so he's clearly been a successful copy catter I have nothing but admiration and love for Mr. Bryant period.

  • icecreaman2010
    icecreaman2010 15 days ago +12

    scottie and Dennis Rodman are probably the best defensive players ever. And they both just happen to get to play with Jordon in there career.

  • patrick smith
    patrick smith 15 days ago

    Karl Malone said he would pick Pippen over Jordan because Pippen could defend your best man.

  • Reginald Johns
    Reginald Johns 15 days ago

    Amazing. That’s Pippen is an all time great and made the 1st dream team.

  • Nick O Malloy
    Nick O Malloy 15 days ago +1

    thats why kobe is one of the greats coz he studied great players, like *Scottie Pippen* a two way basketball player who can guard anyone score if he wants and had a killer instinct and who can make lebron cry all day and the *Goat MJ* thats why he is great he learned from the greats.

  • Alejandro Gomez
    Alejandro Gomez 16 days ago +3

    I didn't have to watch Kobe Bryant analyze Scottie Pippens defense, I already knew that, anyone who's old enough to remember watching The Bulls knows about MJ but also knows about Pippen. MJ The 🐐.

  • Steve Wise
    Steve Wise 16 days ago

    And I here these young NBA players claiming Pippen would be too small and slow to play now? This highlights how young NBA players don’t know the history of the game. Kobe does!

  • Pablo Parra
    Pablo Parra 16 days ago +1

    Amazing player, but almost everything he did is a foul in today's game sadly.

  • It Ain’t Easy
    It Ain’t Easy 16 days ago

    If getting called for fouls is good defense I’m the goat 🐐

  • stickshiftt
    stickshiftt 16 days ago

    I could watch this all day

  • Ben Brewer
    Ben Brewer 16 days ago

    Bulls the GREATEST PERIOD!!!

  • TheNavajoWay Ps4
    TheNavajoWay Ps4 16 days ago

    Let's see him Analyze LeBron

  • marksdad10
    marksdad10 16 days ago +2

    That's why i loved Pippen. People don't appreciate great defense these days.
    Thought: maybe because they don't see it enough lol

  • puncru
    puncru 16 days ago

    That’s one of the reasons bulls won 6 rings.

  • James R. Means
    James R. Means 16 days ago

    It was very cool to see Pippen's progression over the years, and how the peak of his progression made the Bulls virtually unbeatable.

  • James R. Means
    James R. Means 16 days ago

    Defense says: "I know you want to run a play, however we want XYZ to shoot this time down."

  • M N
    M N 16 days ago

    Why do the “lebron generation” of players and foward... the superstars I mean....why do they not play defense like the superstars from the nineties and back? I don’t understand why they do not take 50% of the game seriously. James Harden is a joke of a basketball player. He can score but do nothing else. I get the feeling Jordan Pippen Bird Magic Stockton Thomas etc... would own James Harden on both ends. We all know Harden plays no D, but he also plays in a league that plays no D. Could he score like that against any of the players I mentioned? No.

  • Alexa Chantal Mulder
    Alexa Chantal Mulder 16 days ago

    I love defense a lot is why I loved watching Kobe and still love guys like kawhi and iguodala playing Defence

  • vernon hutchinson
    vernon hutchinson 16 days ago

    Pippen would have D'd Kobe's shot jacking ass up.

  • Hoops & Boxing
    Hoops & Boxing 16 days ago

    Next on Details: kobe analyses harden's defense
    TVclip: shutdowns

  • Tyevon McCullough
    Tyevon McCullough 16 days ago

    Scottie with all that hand checking against Mark Jackson the game not played like that no more. Look at The Claw and Draymond if you want to learn how to D up.

  • Jolo Sarmiento
    Jolo Sarmiento 16 days ago +1

    Kobe himself was a very good defender as well

  • batatmi
    batatmi 16 days ago

    Scotty doesn't know...