You could apply this quote to half the teams in the NBA right now (Lakers, T-Wolves, Magic), but you're right. It takes a special kind of ineptness to get called out personally by the Commish. Of course, you can hardly blame the guy for lashing out, considering he had to hear about Zeke's sexual harassment suit while he was in the middle of dealing with the Tim Donaghy scandal.
How anyone could say Scottie Pippen doesn't belong in the NBA Hall of Fame is asinine. His statistics and track record back it up. You can call him a second-fiddle all you want but was James Worthy one as well? Worthy is in the hall of fame.