Scottie Pippen

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Scottie Pippen
Pippen with the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Personal information
Born (1965-09-25) September 25, 1965 (age 57)
Hamburg, Arkansas
Listed height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolHamburg (Hamburg, Arkansas)
CollegeCentral Arkansas (1983–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1987–2008
PositionSmall forward
Number33, 8
Career history
19871998Chicago Bulls
1998–1999Houston Rockets
19992003Portland Trail Blazers
2003–2004Chicago Bulls
2008Torpan Pojat
2008Sundsvall Dragons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points18,940 (16.1 ppg)
Rebounds7,494 (6.4 rpg)
Assists6,135 (5.2 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965[1]) 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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