“I didn’t expect that. The only way I knew about Michael and Scottie was because I was drafted. I was watching them the last three summers when I was with national team or getting ready for European or World Championship. I would watch the Bulls live in the Finals, so once we got to Olympics and we had the United States in our group, I wasn’t expecting anything like that. I never met these guys. I didn’t know what was going on with them and management here in Chicago, I just got surprised by the intensity.
I had some other things on my mind. My wife was about to deliver her first born. Our son, he was born two or three days later in the game against Germany. I’m not using it as an excuse, it did happen and I had a horrible game. I played much better in the Finals. When you get guarded by Michael or Scottie Pippen, I don’t think there are many players that would play good. At that time, the two best defenders in the world, maybe ever.” – Toni Kukoc, r/nba amaNBA’s Instagram post information
NBA’s social media post titled “I didn’t expect that. The only way I knew about Michael and Scottie was because… is credited to #NBATogether on instagram account nba and currently has 291678 likes as of posting.
We are all fans of NBA, follow our posts on NBA Social Media!