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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.
“I came in with a bunch of veteran guys in Portland and learned from them—practiced against them every day, going hard,” Randolph said. “That’s how I got my game, by going against Rasheed [Wallace], Shawn [Kemp], Dale Davis, Arvydas Sabonis, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, those guys. Just being there and practicing hard every day.”
Scottie Pippen said he sees your career as being very similar to his because you were both doubted and had to work for everything. What’s it like to hear that, and have you had the chance to pick his brain in Chicago? Jimmy Butler: It means a lot coming from a guy like Scottie because you see what he’s done for this league, this city, this community. A Hall of Famer, all of that. As far as picking his brain, I ask Scottie a lot of questions and he’s always honest. Brutally honest, however you want to put it. He’s never lied to me a day and he’s always told me how good I can be and how much potential that he sees. I have a lot of respect for him and I thank him all the time for that.
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Pippen, who still works for the Bulls as an ambassador for the team, can’t help but see the similarities between Butler’s path to stardom and his own. When asked if he thought Butler could reach this high of a level — playing amongst the game’s elite Sunday night at Madison Square Garden — Pippen, unlike many people around the league, says he isn’t surprised. “Yeah, I did because I kind of see Jimmy’s career a lot like mine,” Pippen said. “Everybody doubted him and he’s sort of been put behind the eight ball to some degree and … everything that he’s earned in this league, he’s had to work for it. I think that’s been great for him because he’s been what the team has needed the last couple of seasons. A guy that’s out there working hard and just don’t really give a heck. That’s totally helped his development as a player and as an individual.”
The NBA announced its four legends for the Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Weekend, going away from the traditional city-affiliated teams, which enables Stephen Curry to be joined by his father, Dell, on Team Curry. Other legends who will participate are Dominique Wilkins, Scottie Pippen, and Penny Hardaway. Chris Bosh, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook are leading their teams, while Swin Cash, Elena Della Donne, Sue Bird, and Tamika Catchings are the WNBA players participating.
Team Bosh will compete against Team Curry featuring NBA player Stephen Curry, NBA Legend Dell Curry and WNBA player Sue Bird, Team Davis consisting of NBA player Anthony Davis, NBA Legend Scottie Pippen and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and Team Westbrook involving NBA player Russell Westbrook, NBA Legend Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway and WNBA player Tamika Catchings.
Horace Grant was on the radio on New York’s HOT97 and told this story, thanks to No Coast Bias for finding this gem. “Our practices were so intense because Phil, the mastermind behind everything, would put MJ on the second team, me and Scottie would be on the first team, and being competitive like he was, man. Unreal, unreal. Of course punches got thrown, many fights. I’m just so happy that social media wasn’t (around) back then.” “I hate to tell the story but Will and I are still good friends… Typical Phil (Jackson) we run this play and Will set an illegal pick on MJ, and MJ said,’Will, don’t do that again.’ ‘Whatcha talking about’ that’s Will. MJ says alright; Phil says run it again. So naturally we run it two more times, illegal pick. MJ walks up to Will — boom. Lit him up. It was over; we grabbed Will — you’re not going to hurt MJ. MJ can take care of himself. The next day on the plane, Will gets on with this huge shiner.”
Chandler is so high on Aminu that he compares him favorably to former Chicago Bulls superstar Scottie Pippen. “The first day I saw him I told him he should go back and watch Scottie Pippen, watch the tapes on him because that athletic, long built of being able to really hound guys with long arms and strength, I feel like he has that,” Chandler said. “And he has the motor to stay after it as well.”
After meeting at the facility and discussing the team’s pitch, the group went to dinner at the Peninsula Hotel in downtown Chicago. Anthony, Noah, Rose, Gibson, Thibodeau, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gar Forman and Scottie Pippen were all in attendance at the dinner, according to sources. The Bulls left the meeting and dinner feeling very confident that Anthony is seriously considering signing with Chicago, according to sources close to the situation.
Knicks general manager Steve Mills huddled with Scottie Pippen for about 15 minutes Wednesday at Chicago’s draft combine to gauge the legendary Bull’s interest in possibly working for the organization in some capacity, possibly as an assistant coach, according to an NBA source. Knicks president Phil Jackson, stung by the Steve Kerr rejection, would have interest in Pippen in some capacity, pending whom his new head coach is. Pippen, master of the triangle, has the title of advisor with the Bulls.