Scottie Pippen regrets not heeding Michael Jordan's advice to avoid joining the Rockets due to a lack of dedication from Charles Barkley. The Rockets formed their own "super team" with Hakeem Olajuwon, Barkley, and Pippen, but struggled due to interpersonal conflicts and a poor fit in terms of playing style. Pippen clashed with Barkley and requested a trade after just one season. He felt that Barkley's lack of commitment hindered the team's chances of success, which Jordan had warned him about previously. Despite Pippen's talent, he was relegated to a spot-up shooting role and the Rockets played at a slower pace than he preferred.