29 Facts About Scottie Pippen

1. Scottie Pippen is a supporter of the Research for Child Cancer.

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2. Scottie Pippen had invested over $20 million through the adviser, Robert Lunn.

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3. Scottie Pippen has a daughter, Sierra Scottie Pippen, with his former fiancee Yvette De Leon and a daughter, Taylor Pippen, with former girlfriend and model Sonya Roby.

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4. Scottie Pippen could regularly bank the ball off the backboard into the basket.

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5. Scottie Pippen favored shooting his jump shots—mid-range and three pointers—on an angle.

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6. Early in his career, Scottie Pippen was not an adept jump shooter; he struggled when shooting directly on a line to the basket.

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7. Scottie Pippen is one of three NBA players to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in a season and he has the record for second most career steals in the playoffs behind LeBron James.

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8. On May 27, 2011, Scottie Pippen generated a great deal of criticism by saying that Miami Heat star LeBron James may be a better player than Michael Jordan.

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9. Scottie Pippen expressed his gratitude by saying: "Words really can't express my feelings.

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10. Scottie Pippen had spent the winter working out in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and announced that he was hoping for a late-season return to the league.

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11. In 2007, Scottie Pippen had attempted to make an NBA comeback as he expressed that he would like to play for a championship contender in hopes of getting his 7th Championship ring.

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12. Scottie Pippen is second in the NBA in career playoff steals, with 395.

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13. Scottie Pippen was a constant presence in the NBA playoffs prior to this season, reaching the playoffs in 16 straight years.

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14. Scottie Pippen had the elbow examined by several doctors before going into surgery.

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15. Scottie Pippen said one of the reasons he wants to play for Jackson is because he longs to return to the system in which they won six NBA titles together in Chicago.

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16. In Game 6, Scottie Pippen made the signature play of his career.

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17. Scottie Pippen ranked fifth overall in the NBA in steals, both for total and per game.

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18. Scottie Pippen continued to improve as the Bulls reached the Eastern Conference Finals in 1989 and 1990, but were eliminated both times by the Detroit Pistons.

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19. Scottie Pippen claimed the starting small forward position during the 1988 NBA Playoffs, helping the Jordan-led Bulls to reach the conference semifinals for the first time in over a decade.

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20. Scottie Pippen made his NBA debut on November 7, 1987 when the Chicago Bulls faced the Philadelphia 76ers as their first game of the season.

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21. Scottie Pippen became part of Chicago's young forward tandem with 6'10" power forward Horace Grant, although both came off the bench to back up Brad Sellers and Charles Oakley respectively, during their rookie seasons.

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22. Scottie Pippen was selected fifth overall in the 1987 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and traded to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice and future draft pick options.

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23. Scottie Pippen began his college playing career at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway after being discovered by then-UCA Head coach Don Dyer as a 6'1" walk-on.

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24. Scottie Pippen was born on September 25, 1965, in Hamburg, Arkansas, the youngest of 12 children born to Ethel and Preston Pippen.

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25. Scottie Pippen is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, being inducted for both on August 13, 2010.

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26. Scottie Pippen was a key figure in the 1996 Olympic team, alongside former Dream Team members Karl Malone, John Stockton, and Charles Barkley as well as newer faces such as Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and Grant Hill.

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27. Scottie Pippen was a part of the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team" which beat its opponents by an average of 44 points.

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28. Scottie Pippen played a main role on both the 1992 Chicago Bulls Championship team and the 1996 Chicago Bulls Championship team which were selected as two of the Top 10 Teams in NBA History.

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29. Scottie Pippen played 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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