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Couch: Scottie Pippen Is Latest High-Profile Sports Figure To Put The ‘Me’ In Media

Years later, after he had retired from Gotham and moved to Florida, Robin realized that Batman had taken all the credit all along and never treated him like an equal. Sidekick? How insulting! So it was time for one thing: A tell-all. That’s where we are now with Scottie Pippen, who said on Twitter that he’s writing the book Unguarded to straighten the record. You’d think he’d have gotten the hint when they built a statue of Michael Jordan outside of the United Center, but not one of Pippen. Maybe he thought his was still coming? But it took until he saw “The Last Dance’’ that it finally hit Pippen:  The documentary was giving Jordan all of the credit for the Chicago Bulls dynasty.  And as preposterous as that complaint sounds, it does make me smile for one reason alone: It’s not my fault. It’s not the media’s fault. The mainstream media can just sit back and enjoy this one, while a story-teller is called out for not telling the story in the exact way the subject wanted it told. In this case, Michael Jordan is the lamestream media, the bad guy, the biased jerk, the ass. Ha! The thing […]

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.