Pippen Unloads on Barkley

Associated Press

Reiteraing a desire to be traded to the Lakers, Scottie Pippen unleashed a torrent of criticism at Houston Rocket teammate Charles Barkley, calling Barkley “selfish” and “fat’ and saying he doesn’t have the desire to win an NBA championship.

“I probably should’ve listened to Michael [Jordan] a year ago when he said that Charles will never win a championship because he doesn’t show any dedication,” Pippen told ESPN. “He’s a very selfish guy. He doesn’t show the desire to want to win. That’s my reason for wanting to get away from playing with him--because he just doesn’t show the dedication.”

Pippen’s response came after Barkley demanded an apology and criticized him for seeking a trade during the summer.

“I wouldn’t give Charles Barkley an apology at gunpoint,” Pippen said. “If anything, he owes me an apology for coming to play with his fat butt.”