Famous Arkansan: Scottie Pippen

Several well-known people
have roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny Cash to Jermain
Taylor. Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous Arkansan each week.
Today, Meet: Scottie Pippen

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A seven time NBA All Star,
Scottie Pippen was born in 1965 in Hamburg. He graduated from the
University of Central Arkansas, ( where he was a walk-on on the basketball
team) and is a former professional basketball player who played in the National
Basketball Association (NBA). His career spanned 17 seasons.
 
Pippen is most
remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls, together with Michael Jordan, to six
championships and for being one of the best all-around players in the game.  He was also part of the 1992 Olympics
team for the United States, which was dubbed “The Dream Team.”
 
He played briefly with the
Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers before returning to the Chicago
Bulls where he retired in 2004. The Chicago Bulls retired his jersey number
“33” the following year.
 
This summer, Pippen will be inducted into
the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will be among eight
individuals who will be added to the Basketball Hall of
Fame on Aug. 13. The 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” is also being added. Recently, Pippen opened a nine-hole golf course ( Pippen
Meadows) and also a construction firm in his hometown. Photo courtesy of the
NBA. 

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