Scottie Pippen

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Scottie Pippen
Pippen with the Bulls
No. 8, 33
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1965-09-25) September 25, 1965 (age 54)
Hamburg, Arkansas
High schoolHamburg (Hamburg, Arkansas)
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
CollegeCentral Arkansas (1983–1987)
NBA Draft1987 / 5th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career1987–2008
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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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