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Mailman doesn’t deliver on Sundays’: When Michael Jordan benefitted from Scottie Pippen trash talking Karl Malone in NBA Finals

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Scottie Pippen tells Karl Malone that the mailman does not deliver on Sundays, prompting Malone to miss both of his free throws.

Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 90s produced some of the most iconic moments in NBA history. Everything from electrifying dunks, clutch game winners, and trash talking on and off the court were a part of the Bulls’ two 3-peats.

Though Michael Jordan had most of the aforementioned moments, his teammates did not slack one bit. This was especially true for the ‘Robin to Jordan’s Batman’, Scottie Pippen.

Pippen had several iconic moments of his own too, such as his dunk on Patrick Ewing, him pointing to his Jordans on TV to lure Michael Jordan back to the NBA, and his extremely public dispute with Bulls management over his 7 year/$18 million contract.

However, perhaps the moment which had a lasting effect to this day, would have to be what he told Karl Malone in Game 1 of the 1997 Finals.

Scottie Pippen trash talks Karl Malone, Michael Jordan scores clutch shot

The first meeting between the Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals was a nail-biter. The score was tied at 82 a piece.

With 9.2 seconds left in the ball game, Karl Malone took to the charity stripe for 2 free throws. If he knocked one down, the Jazz would take the lead.

As Malone was about to let his first free throw fly, Scottie Pippen approaches him, and delivers perhaps the greatest trash talking line in NBA history. “The mailman doesn’t deliver on Sundays.”

The Mailman was Karl Malone’s nickname and Game 1 was played on a Sunday. Malone went on to miss both of the crucial free throws.

The game ended with Michael Jordan taking a mid range jumper from the left wing to ice the game for the Bulls, resulting in a Game 1 victory, en route to the Bulls’ 5th ring.

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LeBron James physically tampered with Dennis Schroder last season’: Lakers talisman had his eyes set on Thunder star

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Dennis Schroder is reportedly being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the 28th pick in the NBA Draft.

With perhaps the first official trade of this NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to bolster their backcourt. This is also the first trade since the trade deadline ended back in February.

With reports indicating Rajon Rondo’s potential departure from the Lakeshow, the Lakers made sure they had a decent point guard to lead them into the 2020-21 NBA season.

However, in doing so, the Lakers have lost their marksman from beyond the arc.

Dennis Schroder to the Lakers; Danny Green to the Thunder

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed in principle to trade Danny Green and their 28th pick in this year’s NBA draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder will be sending Dennis Schroder to the Lakers, officially, when the trade moratorium is lifted.

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year was a valuable piece in OKC’s run to the 5th seed in the Western Conference. He averaged 18.9 points and 4 assists in 30 minutes of action. He also shot 38.5% from 3 point land.

LeBron James ‘tampers’ with Dennis Schroder during last season

A video of LeBron James hugging Dennis Schroder during a matchup between the Lakers and OKC last season resurfaced online.

NBA Twitter was seen freaking out over this video as they hilariously claim this is LeBron tampering whilst the season was in play.

LeBron James has a reputation for luring stars to his team throughout the entirety of a season to bolster his squad for the next season. It is also being reported the Lakers are already in the hunt for a replacement for Danny Green.

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