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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  • José Roberto
    José Roberto 22 days ago

    and those are hard men he´s bossing around, are you kidding me?
    if Oakley or Ewing sneezes near most of us we´d crumble

  • William Stroud
    William Stroud Month ago

    Yeah , but Scotty also had a better shooting percentage than Michael ,he just didn't shoot the ball as much as mike.... 2 great ball player's one could not do it without the other

  • armin38822
    armin38822 Month ago

    No matter how much you study defense you won't be able to consistently execute it if you don't have that animal in you. You need to literarly hate the offensive players. Like it gets personal for you if they have an easy time scoring baskets. You eather have that in you or you don't.

  • Niggel
    Niggel 2 months ago

    Scottie underrated!!!

  • Kevin Pardini
    Kevin Pardini 2 months ago

    New game: player: I just scored 40 so I'm good.
    Coach: you gave up 52 points though.
    Player: I scored 40
    Old game: player: I scored 40 points but gave up 52 points
    Coach: you got stuff to work on.
    Player: yes coach

  • Julio C. Rodriguez
    Julio C. Rodriguez 2 months ago +1

    Scottie wasn’t good, Scottie wasn’t pretty good, Scottie wasn’t very good; Scottie was fucking great.

  • JC Quirante
    JC Quirante 2 months ago

    And isiah thomas is trying to say he is better than scottie. Theres no way he is.

  • erik dennard
    erik dennard 2 months ago

    Here's the thing there was a guy in the late 80's and real early 90's by the name of Stacey 'Plastic Man" Augmon ( for those of us who remember this UNLV alum ) who's defense was almost the same as Scottie's ..

  • Ian Sullano
    Ian Sullano 2 months ago +1

    My dream team has always been players who play defense. Players that can defend many positions. Also players that are fast and agile. Give me jordan, pippen, paul george davis and hakeem

  • highofflifeforever
    highofflifeforever 2 months ago

    You copied Jordan: so that makes Jordan the best

    • highofflifeforever
      highofflifeforever 2 months ago

      No one will copy Kobe, cuz it is all Jordan’s moves. So in reality others are copying Jordan

  • Domo Jones
    Domo Jones 2 months ago

    No MJ without Scottie

  • pieceofgobbage
    pieceofgobbage 2 months ago

    Kobe going full ray Dalio.
    I love his forced deep voice too

  • Al martinez
    Al martinez 3 months ago

    Facts Defense

  • Stag Swag
    Stag Swag 3 months ago

    Great analysis by Kobe! And then to remember (how could you forget?) that Scottie would consistently slash that paint and humiliate the great defenders of that era under a thunderous slama jama! Scottie was a true hitman out there. Embarrass yo ass on both sides of the ball. Legend...

  • Rick Reich
    Rick Reich 3 months ago

    Most underrated nba player ever

  • Thunder Bee
    Thunder Bee 3 months ago

    Zion, listen to Kobe.

  • N.D.G. On 6s
    N.D.G. On 6s 3 months ago

    Damn great job Kobe!!!

  • Cory Burns
    Cory Burns 3 months ago

    Scottie Pippen definitely known for his defense Dennis Rodman underrated to the public on his defense he was great and so was Scotty

  • JianShan1977建山大旅社

    is definitely Grant's mistake,,,,,scottie already cover there, Grant shouldn't go up

  • Objective Perspective
    Objective Perspective 3 months ago

    Scottie is all around better than mj. Only all around maybe not scoring but that's just because he was asked to be the floor general and mj was asked to attack. We all know Scottie could have scored like mj if he was asked to

  • Objective Perspective
    Objective Perspective 3 months ago

    It's well documented that Scottie is a too 2 or 3 defenders of all time. Mj is not. Yet Scottie didn't win as dpoy. Just like Nas won mvp 2 years in a row. Only proves they get shit wrong.

  • John C
    John C 3 months ago

    Scottie is hell of a defender and a great leader with great basketball skills! He makes Jordan job easier .. althu Jordan wants to defend the best player in the opposite team too! Both feed on each other .. They are batman and robin. Scottie accept his supporting and facilitator role thus no professional on the duo, unlike Shaq and Kobe!

  • KhmerD0g
    KhmerD0g 3 months ago

    bullshit Kobe
    This video from one game of Scottie playing defense.
    Good player will just bump into Scottie and he flies like a fly falling to the floor. Skinny ass Scottie.
    Scottie is slow. I challenge him guarding Alen Iverson. AI would just blow by Scottie.

  • Mo Betta
    Mo Betta 3 months ago

    HOF Scottie was the Bulls prime playmaker which was as great as his defense that the great Kobe is highlighting here, while HOF Dennis Rodman's defense was just as good as his rebounding...both arguably the best at their crafts during their Championship runs as TEAMMATES with Jordan, yet these worldly assets are somehow ignored when Michael Jordan's being the GOAT is argued because he was 6-0 in the finals over LeBron who had nothing close to what Scottie and Rodman brought to the fight.

  • Johnny
    Johnny 3 months ago

    Pippen was a Great Defender / never was a great shooter mostly got points off steals and slashes to the basket but a vital part of those bulls Championship teams Legendary

    • erik dennard
      erik dennard 2 months ago

      I disagree about Scottie not being a great shooter...because his defensive skill level was so off the charts ..the perception was that he wasn't a great shooter.. when in truth he was, however he didn't need to be because the "Bulls always had a sniper ( Jimmie Paxson, Tony Kuchoch and Steve Kerr ) that was involved in the triangle to make it work really effectively..with that being said if you chose to double those shooters.. Scottie sometimes would pick the pace up after being switch to the 1 and pull up and drain a 3 ..and he could do this from being the 1-2 and 3 and he was most effective in transition doing this also....it was some of the most incredible display of transition Basketball I had ever seen

  • Joe Auto Upholstery
    Joe Auto Upholstery 3 months ago

    Pippen wasn't even the best defender on the team. He should of look at Rodman. By far Rodman was the best defender on that team. No way would they have won those 3 championship without Rodman. Rodman could guard the 3, 4, and 5. Rodman was able to shut down Shaq. Only guy that Shaq had trouble scoring on.

  • mark layam
    mark layam 3 months ago

    Kobes got the gamepad moving 😂

  • sari sari tv
    sari sari tv 3 months ago

    Simple because hes height

  • Clout Caleb
    Clout Caleb 3 months ago +1

    So basically when someone backs you down make them fall

  • Fatih Furkan A.
    Fatih Furkan A. 3 months ago

    good defense aint never hurt nobody

  • James Curney
    James Curney 3 months ago

    Scottie was overrated. The Bulls ran a lot of cross matchups defensively, so Scottie always ended up guarding a smaller player. In the Mark Jackson clip, Scottie didn't lock down Mark. Mark was looking up the floor the whole time, but he had to keep the dribble because nobody was open so he had to create something. As he started to drive on Scottie, going right and to the basket, everyone was covered. That was more about the Bulls team defense as a whole, in particular, Michael Jordan, who not only took away Chris Mullin early in the play, but was also able to clog up the passing lane, than Scottie Pippen's effort. The Knicks clip, when Scottie covered all of that ground, come on, it was the Knicks. Their plays were predictable, so Scottie knew what was coming. The Bulls played the Knicks in the playoffs six times in eight years so Chicago knew the plays.

    • Product of Crew
      Product of Crew 3 months ago

      Yeah let’s take your word for it over Kobe Bryant dude. Great analysis

  • Jay Rush
    Jay Rush 3 months ago

    Me to Pippen. "Can i marry your brain?"

  • M Mez
    M Mez 3 months ago

    The two best closing 5s of all time are Harper-MJ-Pip-Kukoc-Rodman and Steph-Klay-Iggy-KD-Dray. No other teams come close, just ask Kerr.

  • Rich Douglas
    Rich Douglas 3 months ago

    Looks like lonzo ball

  • T B
    T B 3 months ago

    It's a crime pip don't have a defensive player of the year award....I think he should've had multiple dpoy awards just like Kobe should've had multiple MVPs instead of just one.

  • Doc
    Doc 3 months ago

    every team needs a Rodman and a Pippen

  • O909
    O909 3 months ago

    People forget Scottie Got 6 rings too... Mike never won wit out him...

  • Juniu R
    Juniu R 3 months ago

    That's a game of cat and mouse right there..Koby got that bball mind frr frr


    Hes talking to my heart. Respect to Kobe Bryant. I take back whatever bad i said about him.

  • James Park
    James Park 3 months 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 3 months ago

    2:11 can't study that 🤷‍♂️

  • Rimmy Reddy
    Rimmy Reddy 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • What's Kracken
    What's Kracken 3 months 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 3 months ago +2

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

  • Alexander Schulze
    Alexander Schulze 3 months ago

    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 months ago

    Watching Kawhi makes me appreciate players like Pippen the D!

  • Turhan Henderson
    Turhan Henderson 3 months 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 4 months ago

    i wish zach lavine would watch and commit to this

  • Ahmed Iqbal el huda
    Ahmed Iqbal el huda 4 months 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

  • RL
    RL 4 months ago

    Rodman and Pippen would make LeBron cry..

  • Freshgams MP
    Freshgams MP 4 months ago


  • 89five3five
    89five3five 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Best perimeter defender of all time hands down

  • mrallenp
    mrallenp 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

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

  • Anthony
    Anthony 4 months ago

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

  • Silencio Thequiet
    Silencio Thequiet 4 months 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.