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|Full Name:||Scottie Pippen|
|Age:||58 years 2 months|
|Birth Date:||September 25, 1965|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
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Scotty Maurice Pippen famed as Scottie Pippen is an American former professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. He along with Michael Jordan played an important role in transforming the Bulls into a championship team and in popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996-1997 season. On 8th December 2005, the Chicago Bulls retired his number #33, while his college, University of Central Arkansas, retired his jersey number #33 on 21st January 2010. During his 17-year career, he played 12 seasons with the Bulls, one with the Houston Rockets and four with the Portland Trail Blazers, making the postseason sixteen straight times.
- Being considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time.
- Being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight consecutive times and the All-NBA First Team three times.
- Being a seven-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994.
- Being named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996-1997 season.
- Being the only NBA player to have won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year twice (1992, 1996).
What is the birthplace of Scottie Pippen?
On 25th September 1965, Scottie Pippen was born with the birth name/real name of Scotty Maurice Pippen. His birthplace/hometown is in Hamburg, Arkansas, the USA. He is the youngest of the 12 children of Ethel (mother) and Preston Pippen (father). His mother was 6 ft (180 cm) tall and his father was 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) and all of their children were tall, with Scottie being the tallest. His parents could not afford to send their other children to college. His father worked in a paper mill until a stroke, that paralyzed his right side, prevented him from walking, and affected his speech. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity/race is mixed. As per his education, he attended Hamburg High School. Playing point guard, he led his team to the state playoffs and earned all-conference honors as a senior. He 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-foot-1-inch (185 cm) walk-on. His religion is Christian and his birth sign is Libra.
How Scottie Pippen began his basketball career?
- In the 1987 NBA draft, he was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics as their fifth overall pick.
- They gave him to the Bulls in exchange for Olden Polynice and future draft options.
- On 7th November 1987, he made his NBA debut against the Philadelphia 76ers where he scored 10 points, 2 steals, 4 assists, and 1 rebound, helping the Bulls win their season opener.
- He then ended his first season (1987-1988) in NBA with 7.9 points per game on average in 79 games.
- In the 1988-89 season, he played 73 games, started 56 of those and scored 14.4 points per game on average.
- In the following season, his performance was improved and he made his debut appearance in the NBA All-Star Team.
- In the 1990-1991 season, the Bulls’ coach Phil Jackson employed him, so that he could contribute to the team to the best of his ability.
- He was the Bulls’ primary defensive stopper and a key feature in Jackson’s triangle offense.
- He then started all the 82 games he appeared in and scored 17.8 points per game on average in the regular 1990-1091 season.
- In the playoffs, his superlative form continued and scored 21.6 points per game on average as the Bulls defeated Los Angeles Lakers to win their inaugural NBA Championship.
- He also played a pivotal role in the Bulls’ achievement of their first three-peat.
- He then scored 21.0 points per game on average in 82 games in the 1991-1992 regular season and 19.5 points per game on average in 22 games in the playoffs.
- In the finals, the Bulls faced the Portland Trail Blazers and defeated them 4-2.
- In the season 1992-1993, Pippens averaged 18.6 points per game in the regular season and 20.1 points per game in the playoffs.
- He then led the team to the playoffs by registering a career-high 22.0 points per game on average in the regular season.
- The most controversial moment of his career occurred in the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks where they were down 2-0 in the series and the Bulls needed to win the third game to keep the hope of making it to the conference finals.
- Jackson then came up with gameplay in which the last play was designated to rookie Toni Kukoc while he was supposed to inbound the basketball and the notion ended up infuriating Pippen who had been leading the team throughout the season in the absence of Jordan.
- He then stayed on the bench, refusing to re-enter the court.
- While Toni Kukoc made the shot and the Bulls won the game, a grim-faced Jackson was seen leaving the court immediately.
- In the Bulls’ second season without Jordan, he averaged 21.4 points per game in 79 games.
- He again led the team to the playoffs and they were once again defeated in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
- With Jordan’s return prior to the 1995-1996 season and the acquisition of two-time champion Dennis Rodman, the Bulls built their team around their three-star players.
- He appeared in 77 matches and scored 19.4 points per game on average in the 1995-1996 season.
- In the playoffs, Scottie Pippen played in 18 matches and scored 16.9 points per game on average, helping his team secure their fourth NBA title.
- During the 1997 playoffs, he suffered an injury on his foot in the Eastern Conference semifinals but played and helped the Bulls win the first game of the NBA finals against the Utah Jazz and the Bulls won the finals 4-2.
- In the 1998-1999 season, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, with whom he played for one season before going to Portland Trail Blazers and spending four seasons there.
- He then ended his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls after the 2003-2004 season with a career record of 1,178 games and 16.1 points per game on average in the regular season and 208 games and 17.5 points per game on average in the playoffs.
- He is second in the NBA in career playoff steals, with 395 (LeBron James 419).
- On 5th October 2004, Pippen announced his retirement.
- In 2008, Pippen played for Torpan Pojat of Helsinki, Finland, and Sundsvall Dragons of Sundsvall, Sweden before formally announcing his retirement.
- He has also appeared in many TV shows and films as well.
Awards and Achievements of Scottie Pippen
- 6× NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 7× NBA All-Star (1990, 1992-1997)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (1994)
- 3× All-NBA First Team (1994-1996)
- 2× All-NBA Second Team (1992, 1997)
- 2× All-NBA Third Team (1993, 1998)
- 8× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1992-1999)
- 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1991, 2000)
- NBA steals leader (1995)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
- No. 33 retired by Chicago Bulls
- USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1996)
- 2× Consensus NAIA All-American (1986, 1987)
- No. 33 retired by Central Arkansas Bears
- 21 career triple-doubles (17 regular seasons, 4 playoffs)
- Led the league in steals (232) and steals per game (2.94) in 1994-95.
- His 10 NBA All-Defensive honors and 8 NBA All-Defensive First Team honors are one shy of the NBA record.
- Six-time NBA champion
- Member of the Olympic gold medal-winning USA Men’s National Basketball Teams in 1992 (“Dream Team I”, Barcelona, Spain) and 1996 (“Dream Team III”, Atlanta, USA)
- Selected in 1996 as one of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History”
- Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. The 1992 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team”, of which he was a member, was also elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010.
- Pippen is one of two NBA players known to have recorded 5 steals and 5 blocks in a playoff game, which he did against the Detroit Pistons on May 19, 1991. Hakeem Olajuwon performed the feat twice.
Who is the wife of Scottie Pippen?
Scottie Pippen was a married person and he has been married twice. He married his first wife, Karen McCollum, in the year 1988. Their son Antron was born in the year 1987. After they divorced in 1990, he married Larsa Younan in the year 1997. They have four children together, Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie Jr. Pippen. He also has two daughters, Sierra with his former fiancee Yvette De Leon and Taylor with former girlfriend and model Sonya Roby. On 21st October 2016, the duo announced their decision to dissolve their marriage which was after Scottie had already filed for divorce from his wife. Scottie Pippen eventually threw out the divorce petition a year later and he decided to mend his relationship with his wife. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Scottie Pippen?
Scottie Pippen is an American former professional basketball player. He has accumulated a huge amount of money from his basketball career. He signed a contract that paid him over $5 Million after he was drafted by the Bulls for the next six years beginning with $725,000 in 1987-1988 season which kept increasing reaching $5 Million by the end of 2004-2005 season. His net worth is believed to have more than $50 million as of 2020 whereas his exact salary is under review as of now. His source of wealth is from a basketball career. Without a doubt, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings and he is satisfied with his earnings.
How tall is Scottie Pippen?
Scottie Pippen is a very cool and handsome person with a tall height of six feet eight inches. He grew to become the tallest in comparison with his siblings. He has got a balanced bodyweight of 103 Kg. Whereas his other body measurements such as chest size, biceps size, waist size, and more have not been revealed by any sources yet. His hair color is black and eye color is brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an athletic body build.