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Scottie Pippen Wife, Children, Divorce, Net Worth, Height, Biography

Scottie Pippen is a retired professional basketball player for the United States of America. He is known for his time with the Chicago Bulls where he won six NBA titles. Playing alongside Michael Jordan, they played an important role in transforming the Chicago Bulls team and popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1990s.

the biography

On the 25 th September 1965, Scottie Pippen was born in Hamburg, Arkansas; to Ethel and Preston Pippen. He is the youngest of 12 children. The baller is of African-American descent. His mother was 6 feet and his father 6’1. It made all of their kids big with Scottie being the tallest. Scottie’s father worked in a paper mill until his right side was paralyzed by a stroke. It kept him from walking, affected his speech, and forced him to retire when Scottie was 14.

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With her parents’ poor financial situation, they were unable to send some of their children to college. Scottie attended high school in Hamburg where he played point guard and led his team to the playoffs. Although his performance earned him conference honors as a senior, he received no college scholarships. He then attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and began his college playing career.

The professional career of Scottie Pippen

In 1987, Scottie Pippen started his professional career as a basketball player. He was selected fifth overall in the NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics and was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice and future draft pick options. Pippen was part of Chicago’s young forward. Having Michael Jordan as a motivational and teaching mentor has helped him hone his skills and develop new ones. He made his NBA debut in November 1987.

From 1990 to 1991, Scottie became the Chicago Bulls’ main defensive obstacle and a versatile threat. He led the Bulls to their first three rounds. The 21 st In September 1991, he was announced as a member of the United States Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, which represented America at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Become famous

After Michael Jordan retired just before the 1993-94 season, Scottie Pippen emerged from his shadow. He led the Bulls in goals, assists and blocks; earned him All-Star Game Most Valuable Player honours. Scottie Pippen also had one of the controversial moments this year in Jordan’s absence. He refused to come off the bench to resume play after the timeout ended, as his coach angered him, a decision which prevented him from winning the match.

During the 1995-96 season, Scottie became the first person to win the NBA championship twice and an Olympic gold medal in the same year, at the Atlanta Olympics for Team USA. During the 1998-99 season, he was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Roy Rogers. This craft has been the subject of so much publicity, including his solo cover of Sports Illustrated.His salary was four times higher than the salary he received in the previous season with Chicago Bulls. After the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs, Scottie expressed his wish to be traded. He said he wanted to leave because of his teammate “Barkley’s” selfishness and lack of desire to win. Scottie Pippen has also expressed a desire to play with his former coach, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

On October 2, 1999, in exchange for Stacey Augmon , Kevin Cato, Ed Grey, Carlos Rogers, Brian Shaw and Walt Williams, Scottie was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Portland Trail Blazers. After four seasons with the Portland Blazers, he left to sign a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls where he started his career. The transaction was formalized on July 20th , 2003.

Retirement

On the 5 th of October 2004, he announced his retirement. On December 9th , 2005, the Bulls retired Scottie’s jersey number in a ceremony where they faced the Los Angeles Lakers. His jersey number 33 joins Michael Jordan’s 23 best players, Bob Love’s 10 best and Jerry Sloan’s 4. He leads the NBA in playoff steals with 395.

Woman, Kids

Scottie Pippen has been married twice. In 1988 he married Karen McCollum and they had a son, Antron Pippen who was born in 1987. However, they divorced in 1990. He later married again on 20 th July 1997 to Larsa Younan Pippen who starred in The Real Housewives of Miami . Larsa is an entrepreneur and ten years younger than Scottie. They had started dating in 1995 and had been together for two years before getting married.

Larsa is a fashionista and friend of the Kardashians. She studied acting at the prestigious Piven Theater Workshop. She is a fitness junkie and it shows in her looks. This beauty also has brains because she has a degree in political science. She has four children with Scottie – three sons (Justin Pippen, Preston Pippen and Scottie Pippen Jr.) and one daughter (Sophia Pippen).

Scottie has seven children in total from three different women. He has a son, Antron Pippen with his first wife Karen McCollum. Scottie Pippen also has four children (three boys and a girl) from his current marriage to Larsa (Sophie, Justin, Preston and Scottie Pippen Jr.). He has two daughters from his former girlfriends. Sierra Pippen’s mother is Yvette, while Taylor Pippen’s is Sonya Roby.

Divorced

On October 21, 2016, Larsa and Scottie announced that they had decided to end their marriage. Scottie had filed for divorce from Larsa on October 18th in Florida. It took place right after their birthday celebration and during New York Fashion Week, walking the carpet with their daughter Sophia.

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Future was said to be the cause of the divorce as Larsa was seen hanging out with the rapper in Miami. However, Larsa said she was just friends with him. Scottie also believed Larsa cheated on him with Future while visiting her friend Kim Kardashian in Miami. However, a year after Scottie filed for divorce, he decided to deny the Broward County Family Court’s request for a split.

the size

For someone who comes from a family of tall people, it’s no surprise that Pippen currently stands at a height of 2.03m. He is the tallest in his family, where everyone is over 6 feet tall.

Net value

Scottie Pippen is estimated to be worth over $50 million; earned endorsement deals, with much of his long years and career devoted to basketball.

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