HoopsHype Scottie Pippen rumors

October 22, 2012 Updates

"Jordan put so much pressure on you in so many different ways," Thibodeau said. "It’s a different game now than it was then. It was a lot more physical then it is today. You couldn’t play zone the way you can today. In some ways, having the ability to play some zone and use some zone principles helps. It’s still difficult to guard the great players. But it helps some. "And then the flip side is not being able to be as physical hurts you some. When Jordan played, you could play a lot more physical. He took a beating. All the great players take beatings. But it was probably to an extreme in the 90s. I think the game is a lot better today because they cleaned that stuff up." Chicago Tribune

September 30, 2012 Updates

Scottie Pippen is not bankrupt -- but according to a federal judge, he cannot sue anyone that said he was. As TMZ first reported, Pippen sued a TON of media outlets for defamation back in 2011 after they published articles claiming he was broke. As proof he'd never gone belly up, Pippen said he has never worth less than $40 million at any point in the last 10 years. Pippen wanted $1 million from every media outlet that said his finances were in the toilet. But a federal judge in Illinois dismissed the case this week, claiming the comments about Pippen's personal finances DO NOT count as defamation. As a result, Pippen was awarded nothing. TMZ.com

September 27, 2012 Updates

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan surprised his former teammate Scottie Pippen for Pippen’s 47th birthday party Monday night. Pippen’s wife, Larsa, planned the secret bash at Chicago hot spot Sunda. Bulls family, including team president Michael Reinsdorf and his wife, Nancy, NBA power broker William “World Wide Wes” Wesley, Antoine Walker, Ahmad Rashad, and new Bulls recruit and Chicago native Nazr Mohammed gathered to celebrate at the club with Pippen. Sources told us the fun night ended with a dance-off between Jordan and Pippen to the Trey Songz and Fabolous song, “Say Ahh.” New York Post

July 18, 2012 Updates

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen scored 20 points and threw dunks that electrified the Mall of Asia Arena as he led the visiting US Professional Basketball Alumni, 112-93, over the PBA Legends in the 2012 PLDT All Star Basketball Challenge tonight. Pippen put the big crowd up on their feet when Jason Williams threw a lob pass off the backboard, which he completed with a thundering slam late in the fourth quarter. The NBA legends made true of their promise of putting up a good show as they dazzled the thousands of Filipino basketball fans that packed the new state-of-the-art arena owned by business tycoon Henry Sy's group. philstar.com

July 17, 2012 Updates

NBA greats Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen strut their stuff before local fans tonight as they take on the local legends in the PLDT All Star Basketball Challenge at the Mall of Asia Arena. The duo, along with fellow former NBA stars Horace Grant, Mitch Richmond, and Jason Williams, expressed excitement over playing before Filipino fans and vowed to put up a show in their one-game exhibition set at 7 p.m. philstar.com

“We feel great, excited to be here. We know we have a lot of great, knowledgeable fans here and we hope to put on a great show for them,” said Pippen, the former Chicago star who played alongside the great Michael Jordan in the Bulls’ title romps in the NBA in the 90s. “We’ll show them we’re not over the hill yet, we’ll give it a good show,” said Rodman, who sort of expected his estranged father, Philander, who is based in the country, to show up like he did the first time the rebounding demon visited Phl. philstar.com

The ex-NBA greats came straight from the airport to attend yesterday’s presscon at MOA where Pippen, the six-time NBA champ and Hall of Famer, was also asked about his opinion on the supposed comparison between the original 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 US Olympic squad. He said Kobe Bryant and his teammates should first accomplish the task at hand – win the gold in London – before they can start the debate as to which is the better one. “That’s Kobe’s opinion, he has the right to express his opinion for the team and build their confidence up,” said Pippen, referring to Bryant’s remarks that the current US team could beat Pippen’s peers in the Barcelona Games that included fellow Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. “But that’s something we’ll never know the answer to, which is the best thing. If they bring home the gold, then we can start the debate,” he said. philstar.com

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Jackson acknowledged to Real Sports that Pippen reached out to him and tried to get him on board with Vincent's plan. "I had a conversation with Scottie Pippen," Jackson said. "And Scottie's a person that I want to see get back into coaching and basketball. He's got a lot to offer. And he asked me if I would think about, you know, putting together a staff and coming to Orlando. So I said, 'I'll call you back in the morning and let you know.' " That next morning, Jackson told Pippen he wasn't interested. Orlando Sentinel

June 15, 2012 Updates

During a taping of Conan at the Chicago Theater, talk show host Conan O’Brien donned a Celtics jacket much to the crowd’s dismay. Enter Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, who did what practically everyone in attendance wanted to do. NBA.com

June 14, 2012 Updates

Isiah Thomas released a statement at the conclusion of NBATV's Wednesday airing of a Dream Team documentary in which he was pilloried by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, who both admitted they didn’t want him on the 1992 Olympic Team. Pippen said he “despised’’ how Thomas played and Jordan said his exclusion was a “stipulation.’’ New York Post

June 13, 2012 Updates

Malone made a surprising choice when asked which member of the Dream Team -- other than longtime Utah Jazz teammate John Stockton -- he would have started a team with that included himself. "I would have to start my team with Scottie Pippen," he said. "This is why I would take Scottie: Do you remember the time that Michael retired? I watched Scottie Pippen when the Chicago Bulls weren't really good and Scottie led that team in every statistical category, and I just remembered that. Plus, he's a guy who could care less about scoring. He wants to stop the best player on the other team. That would have been pretty cool, to see Scottie guarding Michael." CSN Chicago

June 12, 2012 Updates

Jordan’s Bulls teammate, Scottie Pippen, also said he didn’t want Thomas on the club. “I despised how he played the game,’’ Pippen said of Thomas. Pippen charged that Thomas spearheaded Detroit’s “Bad Boys’’ and incited the rough play. “Isiah was the general,’’ Pippen said. “He was the guy who would yap at his teammates and say 'Kick them on their ass. Do whatever you have to do.' No, I didn’t want him on the Dream Team.’’ New York Post

June 7, 2012 Updates

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