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Scottie Pippen Quotes

Although there’s debate that Scottie Pippen rode the coattails of Michael Jordan, we always liked him as a player.

Scottie Pippen was actually drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1987 NBA Draft, but Seattle traded him away immediately to the Chicago Bulls for eighth pick, 7-ft center Olden Polynice.

We all know who won that trade, as Scottie Pippen went on to become one of the best players in the league and piled up 6 championships with Jordan & company.

With Pippen and Jordan leading the way, the Bulls pulled off three-peats twice: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, and 1997–98.

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Scottie Pippen Quotes

  • “Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.”
  • “I visualize the game. I think about who I am guarding, the things he likes to do.”
  • “It’s hard to put it in perspective right now. I’m starting to feel a little emotional about what’s going to happen Friday night. Getting your number put in the rafters is always something that as a kid … you dream of seeing happen to you.”
  • “It [would have] been very difficult. As I said, the rules … but if the rules were put in place back when Michael Jordan was in his prime – no hand-checking, the game was more geared toward offense, wanting to promote scoring in the game – he could have probably got close. He did score 69.”
  • “It’s superb, definitely. Something that is new to me, that is shocking. I got the news last night about 3 in the morning, and I don’t think I even went back to bed.”
  • “I’ve always led by example and I’m not that vocal.”
  • “I probably should’ve listened to Michael a year ago when he said that Charles will never win a championship because he doesn’t show any dedication.”
  • “He’s very knowledgeable. That’s the one advantage that I see in Kobe Bryant’s career compared to Michael Jordan. Ten years into Kobe Bryant’s career, we’re seeing a very polished 27-year-old player who’s probably got another seven or eight great years ahead of him.”
  • “It’s going to be great. A lot of the players are coming. I wasn’t here when they put (Jackson) up in the rafters. But to have him here as my number goes up, it brings back a lot of great memories.”