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Michael Jordan was reportedly 'jealous' that a fellow sporting legend had better luck with the ladies - including pop icon Madonna.
NBA superstar Jordan is regarded as one of the most competitive men in sport and he was always the Chicago Bulls' top man.
That was on the court, however. Off the court, Jordan was reportedly frustrated that Scottie Pippen attracted more women than him.
One particular story reportedly involves Madonna, who picked up Pippen in a limo which came fitted with a hot tub.
Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach explained per TheSportsRush: "That killed Michael. You should have seen the girls Pippen had waiting for him everywhere he went."
One unverified story claims Jordan approached Madonna and was knocked back for Pippen, but that has never been addressed by any of the trio.
Pippen has been called Jordan's greatest teammate by the man himself and the pair dominated in the 90's.
They won six NBA championships together during a golden era for the Windy City.
'His Airness' knew just how important Pippen was and gifted him something of great value in 1997 - his luxurious Ferrari 550 Maranello.
For the Christmas of '97, Pippen had an earring made for Jordan - a diamond-encrusted replica of the NBA championship trophy," Chicago reporter Melissa Isaacson wrote in a 2010 column for ESPN.
"Jordan, who had planned to give Pippen a box of cigars, reconsidered and instead gave him his red Ferrari, which Pippen had long admired.
'He wanted it so bad,' said Jordan. It wasn't a double locker, but it would do."
At the time, Jordan's Ferrari was worth around $170,000 and that's increased to $331,000 in modern money.
Despite the generosity from Jordan, Pippen seems to have never considered him a close friend off the court.
"Michael was bigger than the game, you know. Even my initial arrival to Chicago he was a big, iconic figure for the NBA. So, we never really had that off the court relationship," Pippen told GQ per CBS Sports.
"Our relationship between the lines was impeccable. We pushed each other to be great. We trained with each other to be the best. So, everything we did, from a basketball standpoint, it was a high level of respect there that we knew we could be the best.
"We could be dominant. We had went through pretty much the Vietnam War to get where we got to. We were battle tested."
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