Scottie Pippen (1988 – Fleer #20)

Scottie Pippen was my Son Joe’s favorite player of all time. I remember watching Scottie many times (mostly on TV, and once in a while in person). He always played “second banana” to Michael Jordan, but always gave his best effort while doing so. That is why he was so special to Joe and also to Me and Eli (my other Son).  Scottie Maurice Pippen, “Pip” was a Small Forward in the NBA for 17 years, most noticeably with the Chicago Bulls (1987 – ’98 and again 2003 – ’04). He also played for the Houston Rockets (1998 – ’99) who traded him, midseason, to the Portland Trailbazers (1999 – 2003). With the Bulls, he was an integral part of 6 NBA Championship Teams (2 three-peats). He was part of the “Dream Team” which won the Gold Medal at Barcelona in 1992 and won the Gold again in Atlanta with the 1996 Olympic Basketball Team, which lacked Michael Jordan (who was off playing baseball). He was voted to the All-NBA first team 3 times, and 7 times to the All-Star Team (he was the MVP in ’94). He also was an 8-time member of the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team and the NBA Steals Leader in 1995. His uniform number (#33) was retired by the Bulls and hung from the rafters at the United Center (the Bull’s home court) along with Jordan’s, Sloan’s, and Bob Love’s. Scottie Pippen was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2010. He scored 18,940 points during his career.

Scottie Pippen 1998 Fleer #20

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One response to “Scottie Pippen (1988 – Fleer #20)

  1. Scottie Pippen was one of the best NBA players of all time without a doubt! He and Michael Jordan were unstoppable! They were so great to watch but I never saw them in person, only on TV!

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