Pippen, Scottie (1965—)

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Pippen, Scottie (1965—)

Scottie Pippen has evolved into one of the greatest all-around basketball players in the National Basketball Association. Pippen's road to stardom began at the inauspicious NAIA school, University of Central Arkansas. After joining the Chicago Bulls in a 1987 trade, Pippen quickly became a starter and a major contributor to the team. Along with teammate Michael Jordan, the duo became the cornerstone for six world championship teams in the 1990s. Pippen was named one of the 50 greatest players of all time and has been a mainstay on the All-NBA team and the All-Defensive team. Pippen has had a number of lucrative endorsement deals and has appeared on many television programs, such as the popular NBC series ER.

—Jay Parrent

Further Reading:

Bjarkman, Peter C. Sports Great Scottie Pippen. Springfield, New Jersey, Enslow Publishing, 1996.

Graham, Judith, editor. Current Biography Yearbook 1994. New York, H. W. Wilson, 1994.