10 craziest Scottie Pippen stats throughout his NBA career
10. Scottie Pippen's 1987 Bulls debut
On Nov. 7, 1987, the Bulls had two key members of championship teams debut in the same game. Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant both played their first career NBA games that night against the 76ers.
9. And the Chicago Bulls select...
Scottie Pippen is the only player ever selected in the NBA Draft out of the University of Central Arkansas, and he was the fifth overall selection in the 1987 NBA Draft by the SuperSonics before a draft day trade sent him to the Bulls.
8. First player in Bulls history to hit 100 three pointers in a season
On March 28, 1995, Pippen became the first player in Bulls history to hit 100 3-pointers in a season. He finished the season with 109, and teammate B.J. Armstrong finished with 108.
7. Becoming the second player to reach 200 career NBA playoff games
On April 26, 2001, Pippen became only the second player to reach 200 career NBA playoff games (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
6. Selected as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history
In 1996, as part of the NBA at 50 celebration, Pippen was selected as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. He was the second-youngest player (after Shaquille O’Neal) of the 50 players selected.
5. One of five players with 10 or more NBA-All-Defensive selections
Pippen is one of five players with 10 or more NBA All-Defensive (first or second team) selections; he was an eight-time All-Defensive First Team and two-time All-Defensive Second Team. The other four are Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
4. Keeping up with Michael Jordan's points
Pippen and Jordan both scored 30 points in the same game 20 times, including four times in playoffs. The Bulls were 18-2 in those 20 games. One time, they both scored 40 in the same game on Feb. 18, 1996 (44 for Jordan, 40 for Pippen).
3. One of three players with 200+ steals and 100+ blocks in a season
Pippen (1989-90) is one of three players in NBA history, along with with Hakeem Olajuwon (1988-89) and Michael Jordan (twice), with 200+ steals and 100+ blocks in a season.
2. That's a lot of playoff games!
Pippen (178) and Jordan (179) have both played in more than half of the 344 playoff games in the Chicago Bulls' 54-season history.
1. Winning Olympic gold and an NBA title in the same year
In 1992, Pippen and Jordan became the first players ever to win an Olympic gold medal (as part of the USA “Dream Team”) and an NBA Title (for the Bulls) in the same year.