Scottie Pippen is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is a 7-time NBA All-Star and a 6-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls. In 1994, he was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP. He has also been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight times. After he retired from the NBA, Pippen also played in Europe for Swedish and Finnish basketball teams.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Scotty Maurice Pippen, Sr. was born on September 25, 1965, in Hamburg, Arkansas in the United States of America. He stands 203 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 103 kg. He came from a tall family where his mother stood 180 cm tall and his dad was 185 cm.
He has been married twice. The first time to Karen McCollum and the again to Larsa Pippen in 1997. They divorced in 2021.
|Height / weight||2.03 m / 103 kg|
|Born||25 Sep 1965|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|Chicago Bulls||2003 - 2004|
|Portland Trail Blazers||1999 - 2003|
|Chicago Bulls||1987 - 1998|
High School and College Career
He attended Hamburg High School and helped lead his team to the state playoffs. Despite his performances, Pippen did not receive any college offers. He ended up attending the University of Central Arkansas as a walk-on.
While in college, he was named a Consensus NAIA All-American twice. Later on, the Central Arkansas Bears retired his jersey number No.33.
The Chicago Bulls had their eye on Pippen since before he declared for the 1987 NBA Draft. Since he was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics, the Bulls manufactured a trade for Pippen on the night of the draft. He played with the Bulls from 1987 to 1999.
While with the Bulls, Pippen refined his skills alongside great players like Michael Jordan. He was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 1991. That year, he also won his first NBA Championship while with the Bulls and won again with the Bulls in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP.
From 1996 to 1998, he won another three consecutive NBA Championships with the Bulls as Jordan returned to the team. In 1999, he was traded to the Houston Rockets. From 1999 to 2003, he played for the Portland Trail Blazers.
He returned to playing for the Bulls in the 2003-2004 season. That was his last season with the NBA before he declared retirement. In 2008, he made a short return to professional basketball when he played in Scandinavia.
After he retired, Pippen was named to the 50th and 75th NBA Anniversary teams. The Bulls also retired his jersey number.
- 1991–1993, 1996–1998 - NBA champion
- 1990, 1992–1997 - NBA All-Star
- 1994 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
- 1994–1996 - All-NBA First Team
- 1992, 1997 - All-NBA Second Team
- 1993, 1998 - All-NBA Third Team
- 1992–1999 - NBA All-Defensive FirstTeam
- 1991, 2000 - NBA All-DefensiveSecond Team
1995 - NBA steals leader
- NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th)
- No. 33 retired by the Chicago Bulls
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1996)
- 1986, 1987 - Consensus NAIA All-American
No. 33 retired by Central Arkansas Bears
- Basketball Hall of Fame - 2010
- Gold - 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
Gold - 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
- Gold - 1992 Portland FIBA Americas Championship