Pippen with the Bulls
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|Born||September 25, 1965|
|High school||Hamburg (Hamburg, Arkansas)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||228 lb (103 kg)|
|College||Central Arkansas (1983–1987)|
|NBA Draft||1987 / 5th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|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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