Former Bulls player Scottie Pippen’s new autobiography will be released in November. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

The new book details how Pippen cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick and claims he was the “real” leader in the Bulls locker room.

Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is apparently ready to dance again.

Pippen announced on Twitter that his new autobiography“Unguarded” will be released on Nov. 16.

“Ready to hear my side of the story?” Pippen wrote in the tweet announcing the book. “You’ll read my takes on playing with MJ and Rodman and being coached by Phil Jackson. From a small town in Arkansas to the big time in the NBA.”

Simon & Shuster

Publisher Simon & Shuster had more details:

“In Unguarded, the soft-spoken, six-time champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist finally opens up to offer pointed and transparent takes on Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and Isiah Thomas, among others. Pippen details how he cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick, and discusses how he could have (and should have) received more respect from the Bulls’ management and the media.”

According to the description on the publisher’s website, Pippen claims to have been the “real” leader in the Bulls locker room and discusses the 1994 playoff game vs. the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds left.

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