Scottie Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. A forward-guard, he spent his entire career with the Chicago Bulls, along with Michael Jordan, with whom he won six NBA championships. Considered one of the best small forwards of all time, Pippen was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight consecutive times and the All-NBA First Team three times. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996–97 season and is one of four players to have his jersey retired by the Chicago Bulls (the others being Jerry Sloan, Bob Love, and Michael Jordan).
He is also known for his off-court career, having invested in over 50 different businesses, including restaurants, sports clubs (notably the Chicago Skyrockets), record labels (he helped promote Kanye West before he became big in the hip hop world), and video games. Off the court, he spends time promoting literacy.
Scottie Pippen Net Worth 2021
- Net Worth: $20 Million
- Date of Birth: Sep 25, 1965 (56 years old)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.03 m)
- Profession: Basketball player, Actor
- Nationality: United States of America
Pippen was born on September 25, 1965, in Hamburg, Arkansas to Ethel and Preston Pippen. His father worked at a paper mill while his mother babysat. He has two brothers named Larry and Randy. A younger brother named Corey Pippen played basketball briefly in 1991–92 for the University of Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball but soon transferred to play for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans men’s basketball. In 1979, the Pippen family moved to a large housing project in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Scottie Pippen attended Poplar Bluff High School and was a letterman in four sports: football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. He also said he would have played college football if not for hip problems which ruined his career there.
In 1982–1983 as a junior playing only nine games due to ankle injuries, he averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game while leading his team to the state finals of Class 4A where they lost 73-58 to twin brothers Arthur (6’9″) and Albert (6’7″), who went on to play college basketball at Texas. The following year Pippen was named the AP’s Small School Player of the Year, selected to USA Today All-USA First Team, and became a McDonald’s High School All-American after averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists per game.
Pippen had dreamed of playing college basketball at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana; however, coach Digger Phelps did not think he was quite good enough. He also regarded Pippen as a shy kid but felt he would cope well with the demands of college life. In the end, Phelps persuaded Pippen to choose another university where he could showcase his talents, although he later regretted this after seeing how much success Pippen would have at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.