Scottie Pippen Rumors

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Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
Position: None
Born: 09/25/65
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
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Pippen thinks Westbrook is just fine with the burden he’s carried this season. Why? Well, he remembers 1993, when Jordan retired from the NBA for the first of three times. “I was the happiest man alive,” Pippen said. “I got a chance to be the man for a change. It’s something you embrace as a player, especially when you’re in a position where you’re probably not going to get that spotlight like myself playing with Michael. So when he retired, I was very happy. I did want him to come back, though.”
“So I called Michael. We talked about minor-league baseball, North Carolina basketball, and golf. Then we talked about the big deal on the table. Should we do this? “Do it,” he said. “Scottie can make your other players better. Kemp can’t.” So, the day before the draft, we said yes. News of the trade immediately leaked out and onto the KJR airwaves. More anger from the callers, a lot more; our fans loved Shawn. Again, Ackerley listened. That afternoon, he called our draft headquarters in the Sonics locker room. It doesn’t feel right, he told Wally. Better wait. I had the unpleasant job of calling Krause, who was not happy. While we dragged our feet on draft day, Krause got desperate. He called to tell me the Bulls would drop the demand for our number one pick. He offered a big chunk of money in the next call. Then he called back to double it. Literally minutes before the draft started, Ackerley backed us out of the deal. When I delivered the bad news, Krause dropped f-bombs and called me names. We’d keep Kemp, they’d keep Pippen.”