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NBA 2K20's All-Decade teams get some help from two Bulls greats

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NBA 2K20's All-Decade teams get some help from two Bulls greats

The highly anticipated release of basketball video game NBA 2K20 is almost here. NBA 2K20 hits shelves on September 6 and ahead of the title's release, 2K has slowly started to roll out details about the game. On Tuesday 2K revealed the starting lineups for their All-Decade teams, which of course included an appearance from a couple of Bulls legends. 

From what the 2K team has unveiled so far, there are at least two teams that will feature former Bulls. The 1980s All-Decade team will feature Michael Jordan and the 1990s All-Decade team will have Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. 

The 1980s version of MJ was a shoo-in to make the 1980s squad as that decade was perhaps Jordan's finest in terms of pure point production. 'His Airness' averaged over 30 points four times prior to the 1990-91 season. 

It is no shock that MJ's best teammate during all six of the Bulls NBA Championships joins him on the 1990s All-Decade roster. 

Pippen spent 12 years with the Bulls (as a player) and that stretch included 11 consecutive seasons in a Bulls uniform from the 1988 season to the 1998 season. Over his 12 years with the Bulls Pippen averaged 17.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. 

Almost all of the rivals of the 80s/90s Bulls are covered in 2K's All-Decade teams, including Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, John Stockton, and Karl Malone. 

Only time will tell if Jordan will show up in his Washington Wizards form on the 2000s team or if any members of the Tom Thibodeau/Derrick Rose Bulls will make the 2010s roster, but for now Bulls Nation can rejoice in knowing that they can relieve the Golden Age of Bulls basketball when NBA 2K20 drops on September 6. 

 

Pippen: Zion Williamson should sit out rest of the season

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Pippen: Zion Williamson should sit out rest of the season

Pro Basketball Hall of Famer and 6-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen knows a few things about success and talent, and the former Bull thinks consensus top pick Zion Williamson should sit out the rest of Duke’s season and prepare for the NBA draft.

Speaking on ESPN’s ‘The Jump’ on Tuesday, Pippen was asked about the Duke freshman, “I would shut it down… I would stop playing because I feel that he could risk a major injury that could really hurt his career.”

Williamson is averaging 21.2 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game for the top-ranked Blue Devils. Most NBA experts, including our own Mark Schanowski, have the 6-foot-7 forward as the NBA Draft’s top pick this June.

Fellow Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady added “Football players are doing it, why not? College football players are skipping bowl games and they’re getting ready for the combine.”

The Chicago Bulls currently hold the second worst record in the league at 10-34. New NBA lottery rules go into effect this season that give the three worst teams in the league the exact same odds of landing the top pick — 14 percent.

 

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Scottie Pippen's son commits to play college basketball at Vanderbilt

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Scottie Pippen's son commits to play college basketball at Vanderbilt

Scotty Pippen Jr. is headed to Tennessee.

Pippen Jr., the son of Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, committed to play college basketball at Vanderbilt on Friday night. 

A 6-foot-1 guard, Pippen Jr. is a class of 2019 recruit from California. He is a four-star recruit, according to ESPN; 247 Sports lists him as a three-star recruit.

Pippen Jr. committed to Vanderbilt over San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Colorado State and Washington State.

Scottie congratulated his son on Twitter shortly after the announcement was made.

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