Before the NBA season started, former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy predicted that the Miami Heat would win 72 games and break the single-season wins record, set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season.
Now that Miami has lost 14 games so far, former Bulls forward Scottie Pippen had some words for Van Gundy.
In an interview with Adam Figman of SLAM, the Hall of Famer ripped Van Gundy for his prediction and called him a "jackass."
I just felt it was an insult to every team that's played in this League to think that one team can be put together, and now all of a sudden we got--excuse my word--a jackass like Jeff Van Gundy saying they can win 72 games and break the Bulls' record. Who is he? So that was just something that he totally took out of proportion, to some degree--with respect to those two players, or I would say two and a half players, since I don't think Chris Bosh is half the player of LeBron James.
Pippen also said that "there's no way" the Heat break any record.
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