Karl Malone: I would choose Pippen over Jordan to start a team

Thursday June 14th, 2012

The greatest team ever assembled. Dream Team Member Karl Malone said he would pick Michael Jordan over Scottie Pippen to start a team. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBA/Getty Images)

The most asked question in NBA circles around draft time is if you had a franchise what player would you want to start a team with.

Former Utah Jazz great Karl Malone was asked that very question on "The Dan Patrick Show" but was asked what Dream Team member he would choose. Of course, he said Jazz teammate John Stockton.  The other choice is sure to get some people talking.

"I would have to start my team with Scottie Pippen," Malone said, according to CSNChicago.com. "This is why I would take Scottie: Do you remember the time that Michael retired? I watched Scottie Pippen when the Chicago Bulls weren't really good and Scottie led that team in every statistical category, and I just remembered that."

Other Dream Teamers David Robinson and Charles Barkley said they didn't care who was on the team.

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