Scottie Maurice Pippen
Scottie 2 Hottie, No Tippin’ Pippen (Nickname given by restaurant workers), Pip
Hamburg, Arkansas, USA
Scottie picked Hamburg High School where he played as a point guard for the basketball team. Despite his successful high school career when Pippen made it to the state playoffs and achieved all-conference honors as a senior, he received zero college offers.
Eventually in 1983, Scottie enrolled himself at the University of Central Arkansas from where he graduated in 1987.
Retired Basketball Player
- Father – Preston Pippen (Worked in Paper Mill) (Passed away on May 10, 1990)
- Mother – Ethel Pippen
- Siblings – Scottie has a total of 12 brothers and sisters
Scottie is signed with Scottie Pippen Youth Foundation.
33 (Chicago Bulls), 8
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
103 kg or 227 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Scottie Pippen dated –
- Karen McCollum (1988-1990) – In the period from 1988 to 1990, Scottie was married to Karen McCollum. Together, the couple has a son Antron Pippen (b. 1987).
- Sonya Roby – In the past, Scottie had a fling with Sonya Roby with whom he has a daughter Taylor Pippen.
- Yvette DeLeon – Pippen was once engaged to Yvette DeLeon. While together, Yvette gave birth to a girl named, Sierra Pippen.
- Larsa Younan (1997-2016) – Since 1997, Pippen was married to American homemaker Larsa Younan. Scottie and Larsa are parents of Sophia Pippen, Justin Pippen, Preston Pippen and Scottie Pippen, Jr. They called it quits in October 2016 and ended their 19-year long marriage.
Race / Ethnicity
- Towering height
- Muscular body
- Tattoo on his left bicep with the word “Pip”
Scottie Pippen’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 50 in or 127 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
- Waist – 37 in or 94 cm
Scottie has appeared in numerous TV commercials including Mr. Submarine, VISA, Nike, Ameritech, AT&T, Right Guard, Foot Locker, ClearPath, Ginsana Dietary Supplement (1997), etc.
Also, he has been featured in print ads for Ginsana Dietary Supplement (1996-1998), Nike Performance Apparel (1998), Gillette’s Right Guard Sport Clear Stick and Clear Gel antiperspirants (1997).
Best Known For
Being a 6 time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls (1991-1993, 1996-1998), 7 time NBA All-Star (1990, 1992-1997) champion, and 8 time NBA All-Defensive First Team (1992-1999) champion.
He is also known for winning two Olympic gold medals with USA’s national team in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996.
In 2012, he became a part of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, class 2010.
First Basketball Match
Scottie played his first NBA match on November 7, 1987, when as a member of the Chicago Bulls he faced the Philadelphia 76ers and their star Charles Barkley.
Pippen came off the bench and for a total of 23 minutes spent on the court, he managed to achieve 10 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1 rebound. In the end, the Bulls grabbed the W by winning 104-94.
- Athletic abilities such as explosiveness, speed, vertical jump
- Team player
Player had no significant weaknesses.
In 1996, Pippen acted in the movie Space Jam alongside his fellow teammate from the Chicago Bulls, legendary Michael Jordan. Scottie’s role was uncredited in the movie.
First TV Show
Other than basketball matches itself, Scottie appeared in the episode called Baby Shower of the TV series ER in 1996 as Scottie Pippen.
Despite we know that Scottie’s athletic abilities didn’t come over night, but he worked really hard to become what he did become (One of the best all-time NBA defensive players), we still didn’t manage to find a lead on his workout regime while he was an active basketball player.
Scottie Pippen Facts
- Scottie had tall parents. With his father standing at 6’1″ and his mother being 6’ feet tall, all of his brothers and sisters were tall, but he was the tallest one.
- His father survived a stroke which paralyzed his right side of the body and resulted in having difficulties to walk and talk.
- Pip was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1987 NBA Draft. Eventually, Scottie finished in Chicago Bulls roster after he got traded for Olden Polynice and a future draft pick.
- In 1990, he was first selected to participate in the NBA All-Star.
- At the 1992 Olympic Games, Pippen represented USA and won a gold medal after in the finals, The Dream Team managed to surpass Croatia with Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc.
- After being traded to the Houston Rockets during the lockout in the 1998-1999 season, Scottie was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
- At Houston Rockets, Pippen had a salary of $11 million which was 4 times higher than his salary at Chicago ($2,775,000) before he got traded.
- Before the start of 1999-2000 NBA season, Pippen was again traded, this time to Portland Trail Blazers.
- On July 20, 2003, Chicago and the popular “Pip” reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $10 million. Scottie got a veteran role on the team in order to guide the young players on Bulls’ team. Eventually, he finished the 2002-2003 season with a total of 23 games played.
- On December 9, 2005, Pippen’s jersey was retired by the Chicago Bulls.
- At the age of 42, Scottie made his pre-announced comeback for the Finnish team Torpan Pojat (ToPo) and Swedish team Sundsvall Dragons.
- On July 15, 2010, the Bulls appointed Scottie as their team ambassador.
- He appeared in the 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
- He has a total of 88 inches or 2.2 m wingspan.
- In February 2011, Scottie set his home mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a sale.
- He supports the Research for Child Cancer program.