HoopsHype Scottie Pippen rumors


February 28, 2014 Updates

As arguably the greatest coach in basketball history, Phil Jackson won 11 championships with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. If anybody would know the differences between those all-time greats, it’s him. In a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Jackson shed some light on their work ethics. “Shaq didn’t work at it,” Jackson said. “Michael was able to succeed despite all kinds of limitations in his game. He couldn’t hit an outside shot. He couldn’t defend. But all of that went away because of his work ethic. Kobe saw that as a pinnacle that he had to reach, and he took it to a whole new level.” For The Win

February 21, 2014 Updates

Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a man who alleges in his own complaint that the former Chicago Bulls forward attacked him outside upscale Nobu restaurant last year. Pippen’s countersuit was filed last Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Camran Shafighi. It alleges assault, battery, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil rights violations. He is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. The countersuit alleges that Shafighi called Pippen the “N” word in front of his wife, Larsa, and their children, and that he also spat on the former NBA player and his offspring. CBS Los Angeles

The countersuit alleges that an “extremely aggressive and intoxicated” Shafighi ignored Pippen, going so far as to push Larsa Pippen out of the way. Shafighi became angry as both sides walked outside of the restaurant, according to the countersuit. “You stupid (“N” word), you stupid black man,” Shafighi yelled, according to Pippen’s suit. “You’re (expletive) stupid. I used to love you, now I hate you.” When Pippen’s brother-in-law tried to intervene and calm Shafighi down, the plaintiff continued uttering the “N” word and said, “I’m going to kill you,” according to the countersuit. Shafighi pushed Pippen’s brother-in-law, but the plaintiff’s momentum caused him to “stumble, trip and fall,” the countersuit states. CBS Los Angeles

February 18, 2014 Updates

Following in the footsteps of his 1992 Dream Team teammate, who listed his own massive manse in San Antonio earlier this month, Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is taking another shot at selling his waterfront mansion-estate in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Pippen eyed a $16 million payday when he began shopping the trophy home in December 2010. However, the athlete’s mansion has seen some big price cuts over the past two years — $2.5 million in 2011 and $1.7 million in 2013. After a six-month hiatus off the market, it has returned with an ask of $11.8 million. Realtor

February 11, 2014 Updates

One of the mega sports and entertainment agencies recently landed one of the more recognizable basketball names of the 1990s in former Chicago Bulls star, Scottie Pippen. Pippen has signed with Wasserman Media Group and its Vice President of Broadcasting, Debbie Spander. “Most in the sports business community recognize Wasserman for representing over 1,200 athletes worldwide, including 55 active NBA players,” Spander said to SportsBusiness Journal. “I joined Wasserman in 2012 to head its Broadcasting division, which provides a seamless transition for former athletes to stay involved in the game. We also represent career sports broadcasters and multimedia sports journalists. We are thrilled to add NBA legend Scottie Pippen to our growing roster of broadcasters and media talent.” Sports Agent Blog

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Q: Brandon (Foster City, CA) - I liked the feature on you in Grantland. Just wanted to know how you feel being compared to Scottie Pippen and how much his game influenced you growing up. Thanks… Andre Iguodala: I’ve been a Scottie Pippen fan since growing up being from Illinois. I was also the tallest player on the court playing point guard until my senior year of high school, so I’ve had the comparison made a lot. Mind of AI9

December 12, 2013 Updates

Pippen may have been a better shooter than Iguodala, but Kerr sees similarities between his former teammate and his fellow Arizona alumnus. "Both guys are more natural passers than scorers," he said. "They are both incredibly versatile defenders. Obviously, the athleticism is off the charts, and just the length. One of the reasons why Andre has become — and Scottie did become — distributors is that they weren't great shooters. So when you're not great at something, you figure out what you are really good at and you always work on your weaknesses." "Is Scottie considered a superstar?" Iguodala asked. "He played with MJ. Sometimes it's time and place. You got guys that have superstar capabilities but just aren't in the right spot." "I don't like comparisons too much, but I really do see myself as a Scottie type, a Penny type," Iguodala said. "Those are my two favorite players." Grantland

"I can be Tony Allen, but at the same time I can be Scottie Pippen on the offensive end," he said. "I could get 14 assists one night, or 25 points. I always talked about the hockey assist in Philly. The pass that leads to the pass that leads to the score is sometimes more important. I know if I hit Steph, Klay's man's going to have to rotate off the down pick because the big is on me. So there's 4-on-3 on the other side. I know if I swing it to Steph, somebody's going to have to cover him, and Klay's going to be wide open. Before the play is even set up, I know to go this way, so the defense has to shift a certain way. Swing, swing, you get a score every time. I learned this from Andre Miller." Grantland

October 30, 2013 Updates
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Pippen was in Brazil with the Bulls as part of the team’s participation in the league’s Global Games, and believes there are more championships on the horizon — specifically because Derrick Rose is firmly in place on the roster. “That’s our belief as a team,” Pippen said, when asked if Rose could lead the team to a title during a press conference. “Derrick is a very hard working player, he ‘s very determined. He’s a serious player, and he wants to win. “There’s no doubt in our mind that Derrick Rose will win a championship as a Chicago Bull.” NBCSports.com

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Gentleman, scholar and international diplomat Dennis Rodman says he’s been invited to bring a team of 12 former NBA players to play in a basketball tournament in North Korea early next year. Rodman, who recently returned from a second trip to North Korea to visit his buddy Kim Jong-un, said he would try and assemble a team that includes Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen, among others, to play in the tournament, which is scheduled for next January and totally sounds real and not like the plot to a screwball 1980s comedy. “I’m not a joke,” Rodman said at a press conference, while sitting in front of a bust of his own head and next to the owner of an Irish bookmaking site. “Take me seriously.” For The Win

August 27, 2013 Updates

Chalk up ANOTHER victory for Scottie Pippen ... TMZ has learned the retired NBA superstar will NOT be prosecuted for kicking a guy's ass outside of a Malibu sushi joint back in June. The L.A. County D.A. determined there was simply not enough evidence to prove Scottie did anything wrong during a confrontation with 49-year-old Camran Shafighi outside of Nobu on June 23. According to official documents, obtained by TMZ, Pippen -- who's now represented by mega-attorney Mark Geragos -- admitted pushing and spitting at Shafighi but officials determined it was impossible to tell if Pippen was the aggressor or if he was acting in self-defense. TMZ.com

August 25, 2013 Updates
August 22, 2013 Updates

When I asked Stoudamire whether the team was still behind Dunleavy, Pippen sprang like a panther. The next thing I knew, I had Coors Light spittle in my face. "You haven't been around long enough to be poking around like you are!" Pippen screamed. I said something along the lines of people deserved to know what was going on, but in truth, I was trying to maintain my composure while trying to stand my ground. Somewhere between Pippen's first words and my retort, Stoudamire bailed. It was just me and the 6-foot-8 legend and his booming voice. And boy did he let me have it. Oregonian

The next year, Dunleavy was gone, Maurice Cheeks was hired and the dysfunction continued. During the height of the Blazers' frequent run-ins with the law, I appeared in a segment on a national NBC halftime show, which chronicled the team's problems and fall from grace. The team watched the segment on the flight home from their game, and Pippen became enraged. He informed the media relations staff that I was not to be allowed access to him. Despite the warnings, the next game I did what I always did: Popped my head through the media scrum around Pippen's locker and asked him about the game. Pippen gave me a cold stare, looked around for the media relations director and blurted, "I told you to keep him away from me!" before abruptly ending the interview session after three questions, much to the chagrin of the gathered reporters. Oregonian

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