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Larsa Younan (m. 1997)Karen McCollum (m. 1988 – div. 1990)
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Antron PippenJustin PippenPreston PippenScotty Pippen Jr.Sierra PippenSophia PippenTaylor PippenTyler Roby Pippen
Hamburg High School
Hamburg, Arkansas
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Preston Pippen
Ethel Pippen
Libra
Hamburg, Arkansas
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Who is Scottie Pippen?

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Scottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired basketball player best known for his tenure with the Chicago Bulls. He was part of the Bulls’ legendary roster that won six NBA Championships. Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an instrumental role in turning basketball into an international sport and securing the Bulls’ place in the game’s history. Regarded as one of the greatest small forwards of all time, Pippen is a seven-time NBA All-Star and one-time NBA All-Star Game MVP. He has also earned the accolades of being named to All-NBA First Team three times, All-NBA Second Team two times, All-NBA Third Team two times, NBA All-Defensive First Team eight times, and NBA All-Defensive Second Team two times. The Arkansas native was also a member of two US Olympic gold medal-winning teams, in 1992 and 1996, and is the only basketball player ever to have won an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal in the same year twice. As a player, Pippen was active for 17 years, 12 of which he played for the Bulls, four for the Portland Trail Blazers, and one for the Houston Rockets. A two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Pippen was listed as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History at the 50th anniversary of the league in 1997.

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Scottie Pippen Childhood & Early Life

Born on September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas, Scottie Pippen is the youngest of the 12 children of Ethel and Preston Pippen. Ethel was 6 feet tall while Preston was 6'1" and all their children have inherited the trait, with Scottie, at 6'8", being the tallest. Preston was employed at a paper mill until he suffered a stroke that rendered his right side paralysed. It drastically limited his ability to speak and move. He passed away on May 10, 1990.

Pippen’s passion for basketball developed early. As a youth, he aspired to make the winning shot in the seventh game of an NBA championship one day. He studied at Hamburg High School where he played for their basketball program, the Hamburg Lions.

Despite his impressive high school performance, he did not attract any interest from the college scouts and eventually enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. In the four years (1983-87) he played for the Central Arkansas Bears, he appeared in 93 games, scoring 17.2 points per game in average.

Scottie Pippen NBA Career

Scottie Pippen made himself available for the 1987 NBA draft and was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics as their fifth overall pick. They subsequently gave him to the Bulls in exchange for Olden Polynice and future draft options.

On November 7, 1987, he made his NBA debut against the Philadelphia 76ers and scored 10 points, 2 steals, 4 assists and 1 rebound, helping the Bulls win their season opener. He ended his first season in NBA with 7.9 points per game in average in 79 games.

In the 1988-89 season, he played 73 games, started 56 of those and scored 14.4 points per game in average. Jordan, who was already a senior member of the team, took the young rookie from Arkansas under his wing.

In the following season, Pippen’s performance drastically improved and he made his debut appearance in the NBA All-Star Team. At the turn of the decade, he became one of the league’s most promising young forward.

In the 1990-91 season, the Bulls’ coach Phil Jackson employed Pippen masterfully, so that he could contribute to the team to the best of his ability. Pippen was the Bulls’ primary defensive stopper and a key feature in Jackson’s triangle offence.

He started all the 82 games he appeared in and scored 17.8 points per game in average in the regular 1990-91 season. In the playoffs, his superlative form continued. He scored 21.6 points per game in average as the Bulls defeated Los Angeles Lakers to win their inaugural NBA Championship.

He played a pivotal role in the Bulls’ achievement of their first three-peat. He scored 21.0 points per game in average in 82 games in the 1991-92 regular season and 19.5 points per game in average in 22 games in the playoffs. In the finals, the Bulls faced the Portland Trail Blazers and defeated them 4–2.

In the 1992-93 season, he averaged 18.6 points per game in the regular season and 20.1 points per game in the playoffs. The Bulls, led by Jordan, encountered Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns in the finals and went on to win the series 4–2.

Prior to the 1993-94 season, the Bulls underwent several changes as a result of Jordan’s first retirement. In his absence, Pippen had to step up to lead the team and he did. He led the team to the playoffs by registering a career-high 22.0 points per game in 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. 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 came up with a gameplay in which the last play was designated to rookie Toni Kukoč while Pippen was supposed to inbound the basketball.

The notion ended up infuriating Pippen who had been leading the team throughout the season in the absence of Jordan. He stayed on the bench, refusing to re-enter the court. While Kukoč made the shot and the Bulls won the game, a grim-faced Jackson was seen leaving the court immediately. Steve Kerr, who was playing for the Bulls during this period, later commented that he did not know what had got into Pippen that day as he was normally a team player.

In the Bulls’ second season without Jordan, Pippen averaged 21.4 points per game in 79 games. He once more led the team to the playoffs and they were once again defeated in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

With Jordan’s return prior to the 1995-96 season and the acquisition of two-time champion Dennis Rodman, the Bulls built their team around their three star players. During the regular season, they won 72 matches and lost 10, which was an NBA record at the time.

Pippen appeared in 77 matches and scored 19.4 points per game in average in the 1995-96 season. In the playoffs, he played in 18 matches and scored 16.9 points per game in average, helping his team secure their fourth NBA title.

Pippen’s critical contribution in the following two seasons made sure that the Bulls registered their second three-peat. 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. The Bulls later won the finals 4–2. The Bulls completed the three-peat in 1998 after they defeated the Utah Jazz once more in the NBA finals.

For the 1998-99 season, Pippen 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 ended his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls after the 2003-04 season with a career record of 1,178 games and 16.1 points per game in average in the regular season and 208 games and 17.5 points per game in average in the playoffs.

Scottie Pippen International Career

Scottie Pippen was a member of two gold medal-winning American basketball teams. He was part of the legendary US basketball delegation to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, dubbed as “The Dream Team”. Besides Pippen and his teammate Jordan, the delegation included Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. They had an easy tournament, defeating their opponents by 44 points on average to eventually win the gold medal against Croatia.

The 1996 Atlanta Olympics was no different. While Jordan and Bird had retired, Pippen and Barkley were still there. Nicknamed “Dream Team 3”, they won all their matches en-route to the gold medal against Yugoslavia.

In 2008, Pippen played for Torpan Pojat of Helsinki, Finland and Sundsvall Dragons of Sundsvall, Sweden before formally announcing his retirement.

Scottie Pippen Personal Life

Scottie Pippen has been married twice. He married his first wife, Karen McCollum, in 1988. Their son Antron was born in 1987. After they divorced in 1990, he wed Larsa Younan in 1997. They have four children together, Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie Jr. Pippen also has two daughters, Sierra and Taylor, from other relationships.

Pippen often appears as himself in TV shows and films. There is a multitude of songs that contain references to the Bulls, the Dream Team, or Pippin personally. There is also a considerable amount of literature written about him.

Scottie Pippen Trivia

Following Pippen’s retirement, his jersey (no. 33) was retired as well by the Bulls.

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Scottie Pippen awards

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    • NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award
    • All-NBA Team
    • NBA All-Defensive Team
    • All-NBA Team
    • NBA All-Defensive Team
    • All-NBA Team
    • NBA All-Defensive Team
    • NBA All-Defensive Team
    • NBA All-Defensive Team
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Scottie Pippen biography timelines

  • Born on September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas, Scottie Pippen is the youngest of the 12 children of Ethel and Preston Pippen. Ethel was 6 feet tall while Preston was 6'1" and all their children have inherited the trait, with Scottie, at 6'8", being the tallest. Preston was employed at a paper mill until he suffered a stroke that rendered his right side paralysed. It drastically limited his ability to speak and move. He passed away on May 10, 1990.
    25th Sep 1965 To 10th May 1990
  • Despite his impressive high school performance, he did not attract any interest from the college scouts and eventually enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. In the four years (1983-87) he played for the Central Arkansas Bears, he appeared in 93 games, scoring 17.2 points per game in average.
    1983 To 1987
  • Scottie Pippen made himself available for the 1987 NBA draft and was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics as their fifth overall pick. They subsequently gave him to the Bulls in exchange for Olden Polynice and future draft options.
    1987
  • On November 7, 1987, he made his NBA debut against the Philadelphia 76ers and scored 10 points, 2 steals, 4 assists and 1 rebound, helping the Bulls win their season opener. He ended his first season in NBA with 7.9 points per game in average in 79 games.
    7th Nov 1987
  • In the 1988-89 season, he played 73 games, started 56 of those and scored 14.4 points per game in average. Jordan, who was already a senior member of the team, took the young rookie from Arkansas under his wing.
    1988 To 1989
  • In the 1990-91 season, the Bulls’ coach Phil Jackson employed Pippen masterfully, so that he could contribute to the team to the best of his ability. Pippen was the Bulls’ primary defensive stopper and a key feature in Jackson’s triangle offence.
    1990 To 1991
  • He started all the 82 games he appeared in and scored 17.8 points per game in average in the regular 1990-91 season. In the playoffs, his superlative form continued. He scored 21.6 points per game in average as the Bulls defeated Los Angeles Lakers to win their inaugural NBA Championship.
    1990 To 1991
  • He played a pivotal role in the Bulls’ achievement of their first three-peat. He scored 21.0 points per game in average in 82 games in the 1991-92 regular season and 19.5 points per game in average in 22 games in the playoffs. In the finals, the Bulls faced the Portland Trail Blazers and defeated them 4–2.
    1991 To 1992
  • In the 1992-93 season, he averaged 18.6 points per game in the regular season and 20.1 points per game in the playoffs. The Bulls, led by Jordan, encountered Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns in the finals and went on to win the series 4–2.
    1992 To 1993
  • Scottie Pippen was a member of two gold medal-winning American basketball teams. He was part of the legendary US basketball delegation to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, dubbed as “The Dream Team”. Besides Pippen and his teammate Jordan, the delegation included Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. They had an easy tournament, defeating their opponents by 44 points on average to eventually win the gold medal against Croatia.
    1992
  • Prior to the 1993-94 season, the Bulls underwent several changes as a result of Jordan’s first retirement. In his absence, Pippen had to step up to lead the team and he did. He led the team to the playoffs by registering a career-high 22.0 points per game in average in the regular season.
    1993 To 1994
  • With Jordan’s return prior to the 1995-96 season and the acquisition of two-time champion Dennis Rodman, the Bulls built their team around their three star players. During the regular season, they won 72 matches and lost 10, which was an NBA record at the time.
    1995 To 1996
  • Pippen appeared in 77 matches and scored 19.4 points per game in average in the 1995-96 season. In the playoffs, he played in 18 matches and scored 16.9 points per game in average, helping his team secure their fourth NBA title.
    1995 To 1996
  • The 1996 Atlanta Olympics was no different. While Jordan and Bird had retired, Pippen and Barkley were still there. Nicknamed “Dream Team 3”, they won all their matches en-route to the gold medal against Yugoslavia.
    1996
  • Pippen’s critical contribution in the following two seasons made sure that the Bulls registered their second three-peat. 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. The Bulls later won the finals 4–2. The Bulls completed the three-peat in 1998 after they defeated the Utah Jazz once more in the NBA finals.
    1997 To 1998
  • For the 1998-99 season, Pippen 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 ended his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls after the 2003-04 season with a career record of 1,178 games and 16.1 points per game in average in the regular season and 208 games and 17.5 points per game in average in the playoffs.
    1998 To 2003
  • In 2008, Pippen played for Torpan Pojat of Helsinki, Finland and Sundsvall Dragons of Sundsvall, Sweden before formally announcing his retirement.
    2008
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Frequently asked questions about Scottie Pippen

  • What is Scottie Pippen birthday?

    Scottie Pippen was born at September 25, 1965

  • Where is Scottie Pippen's birth place?

    Scottie Pippen was born in Hamburg, Arkansas

  • What is Scottie Pippen nationalities?

    Scottie Pippen's nationalities is American

  • Who is Scottie Pippen spouses?

    Scottie Pippen's spouses is Larsa Younan (m. 1997), Karen McCollum (m. 1988 – div. 1990)

  • Who is Scottie Pippen childrens?

    Scottie Pippen's childrens is Antron Pippen, Justin Pippen, Preston Pippen, Scotty Pippen Jr., Sierra Pippen, Sophia Pippen, Taylor Pippen, Tyler Roby Pippen

  • What was Scottie Pippen universities?

    Scottie Pippen studied at Hamburg High School university

  • How tall is Scottie Pippen?

    Scottie Pippen's height is 202.99999999999997

  • Who is Scottie Pippen's father?

    Scottie Pippen's father is Preston Pippen

  • Who is Scottie Pippen's mother?

    Scottie Pippen's mother is Ethel Pippen

  • What is Scottie Pippen's sun sign?

    Scottie Pippen is Libra

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