|Nickname||Pip, Scott, Batman, Robin|
|birthday||25th September 1965 (age 54)|
|place of birth||Hamburg , Arkansas , United States|
|NBA draft||1987 , 5th Pick, Seattle SuperSonics|
|Clubs as active|
|1987–1998 Chicago Bulls 1998–1999 Houston Rockets 1999–2003 Portland Trail Blazers 2003–2004 Chicago Bulls 2008 Torpan Pojat 2008 Sundsvall Dragons
Scottie Maurice Pippen - actually Scotty Pippen - (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg , Arkansas ) is a former American basketball player who was active in the US professional league NBA (National Basketball Association) between 1987 and 2004 , including twelve years with the Chicago Bulls . Pippen is six feet tall and played the small forward position .
From 1991 to 1998, as a partner of Michael Jordan , he played a key role in the Bulls' six-time title win. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1987 to 1998. At his side he was also a member of the Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona . He was also part of the team that won the gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 . For years he was considered one of the best all-rounders and defenders in the world and, in addition to his six all-star awards, was also selected ten times for the NBA all-defensive team . On April 5, 2010, Pippen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .
In his senior year in high school , Pippen played in the starting line-up of the school team, but was only 1.83 meters. He wasn't considered tall enough to play on a college team. There were no offers from talent scouts until his coach at the time convinced the University of Central Arkansas to offer Pippen a job as a temporary employee on the university team. In retrospect, Pippen describes himself as a “water carrier” in his freshman year.
Within his four years in the Central Arkansas team, Pippen finally grew to 2.03 meters and was a top performer of his team. With seasonal values of 23.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, Pippen drew the attention of the talent scouts of the NBA in his senior year of college.
In the 1987 NBA Draft , Pippen was drafted fifth by the Seattle SuperSonics , but ultimately sent to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Olden Polynice . In his first year as a professional, Pippen was a bench player and was usually substituted on for the small forward Brad Sellers . In the last game of the first playoff round in 1987, however, Pippen slipped into the starting line-up of the Bulls for Sellers. Pippen then kept his starting place in the next round of the playoffs, in which the Bulls were eliminated.
An injury while preparing for the 1988/89 season threw Pippen back at the beginning of the season. He came off the bench again, but eventually made his way into the starting line-up in 56 of the last 57 games. The following season 1989–1990 meant the breakthrough for Pippen as a high performer alongside Michael Jordan. He started all 82 regular season games and was appointed to the NBA's all-star team for the first time . Together with Forward Horace Grant and Jordan, Pippen formed a strong trio that was trained by coach Phil Jackson . This won the first of three championship titles in a row the following year.
After Michael Jordan announced his first resignation in 1993, Pippen became the team's new star. Although Pippen achieved career highs in all categories, the Bulls could not reach the NBA finals during this time. A disagreement broke out between Pippen and coach Jackson, causing transfer rumors that saw Pippen replace Shawn Kemp at the Seattle SuperSonics . Jordan announced his return to the NBA in 1995, however, and Pippen remained in Chicago.
With the Bulls he won three more titles between 1996 and 1998 before Jordan announced his second resignation and the Bulls championship team fell apart. Pippen was transferred to the Houston Rockets in a sign-and-trade . In the Rockets, Pippen wanted to win his seventh title alongside Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon . However, after just a year, Pippen requested a transfer and was sent to the Portland Trail Blazers in October 1999 .
With the Blazers, Pippen played four years as a starting small forward. His greatest success was reaching the Western Conference Finals 2000, in which one was defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers .
In the summer of 2003, Pippen returned to the Bulls and signed a two-year deal. He only played a year for the Bulls before his contract was terminated in October 2004 and he subsequently announced his resignation.
Awards and Achievements
Pippen won the NBA championship six times in his career with the Chicago Bulls (1991-1993 and 1996-1998). During his career, Pippen was elected three times in the All-NBA First Team (1994-1996) and eight times in the All-Defensive First Team (1992-1999). He was also nominated seven times for the NBA All-Star Game (1990, 1992-1997) and in 1994 was elected NBA All-Star MVP .
Pippen only missed the play-offs in the last of his 17 NBA seasons and, with 208 appearances, is one of the few players to have played more than 200 playoff games. When Pippen ended his NBA career, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had played more playoff games with 237 appearances; Currently (as of November 2019) Pippen is still in tenth place in this ranking.
He was also a member of the 1992 Dream Team , which won gold at the Barcelona Olympic Games. In 1996 he won the gold medal with the national team at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Pippen's jersey number # 33 is no longer awarded by either his university, the University of Central Arkansas , or the Chicago Bulls.
Scottie Pippen was distinguished by versatility and athleticism. He was known as an unconditional team player and is considered one of the best two-way players (equally outstanding offensive and defensive qualities) in NBA history. Especially during Michael Jordan's first career break, Pippen was able to step out of his shadow and develop his leadership skills. He did not lose this recognition even after Jordan's return.
However, Pippen caused a negative stir in the third game of the second playoff round against the New York Knicks in 1994, after Michael Jordan's first resignation. Back then, the Bulls were just one point behind with just under two seconds to go. During the time-out, Bulls trainer Phil Jackson gave a move in which Pippen should play the bait and Toni Kukoč should get the decisive throw. Pippen then refused to go to the field.
|GP||Matches played (Games Played)||GS||Games from the beginning (Games started)||MPG||Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)|
|FG%||Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)||3P%||Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)||FT%||Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)|
|RPG||Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)||APG||Assists per game (assists per game)||SPG||Steals per game (steals per game)|
|BPG||Blocks per game (blocks per game)||PPG||Points per game (points per game)||FAT||Career record|
|YEAR||Year with NBA championship title||VALUE||League record|
|All star games||7th||6th||24.7||.442||.318||.625||5.6||2.4||2.4||0.9||12.1|
In July 2013, Pippen hit the headlines after a fan sued him for an alleged assault on $ 4 million.
Pippen starred as a guest star in the TV series Lethal Weapon (2017/18) in season 2 episode 7, episode "Weird Birds" (original title: "Birdwatching"), himself.
The German rapper Ufo 361 named one of his songs after Pippen and had the basketball player's face and body appear in the accompanying video.
- NBA player profile
- Scottie Pippen - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- Scottie Pippen in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame On: Hoophall website; Springfield, MA, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017 (in English).
- Ariel Sandler: Scottie Pippen Just Dropped A Bombshell By Informing People His Name Is Actually 'Scotty'. On: Business Insider website; New York City, New York, December 16, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Scottie Pippen. Retrieved April 22, 2020 (English).
- Mark Vancil: NBA Basketball , FSVO 1995, p. 124
- Pippen won six NBA rings with Jordan
- Pippen Freemason , on the homepage of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon (accessed February 6, 2013)
- Pippen puts his game on display in Scandinavia
- Lawsuit against basketball star Scottie Pippen: Four million dollars for no autograph , spiegel.de. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- Ufo 361 - Scottie Pippen , juice.de Retrieved on August 8, 2018.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Pippen, Scottie Maurice (full name); Pippen, Scotty (real name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 25, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hamburg , Arkansas , USA|