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Scottie Pippen
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Pippen with the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Personal information
Born (1965-09-25) September 25, 1965 (age 56)
Hamburg, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Hamburg (Hamburg, Arkansas)
College Central Arkansas (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1987–2008
Position Small forward
Number 33, 8
Career history
1987–1998 Chicago Bulls
1998–1999 Houston Rockets
1999–2003 Portland Trail Blazers
2003–2004 Chicago Bulls
2008 Torpan Pojat
2008 Sundsvall Dragons
Career highlights and awards
  • 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
Career NBA statistics
Points 18,940 (16.1 ppg)
Rebounds 7,494 (6.4 rpg)
Assists 6,135 (5.2 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965) is a retired American basketball player. He played for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for most of his career and won six championships with the Bulls, although he also played with Charles Barkley in 1999 for the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers near the end of his career.

In addition to his chemistry with Michael Jordan, Pippen was known for his defense. His unusually long wingspan allowed him to clog passing lanes and make chase-down blocks.

Pippen went by Scott Pippen early in his NBA career. Later on he earned the nicknames Pip, Robin (to Michael Jordan's Batman) and later Batman (Jordan was then called Superman). Off the court, Pippen developed a reputation for not leaving tips at restaurants, and got the nickname No Tippin' Pippen.

Pippen's nephew Kavion Pippen currently plays basketball for the Southern Illinois Salukis.

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