Retired American Basketball player Scottie Pippen. People still remember him for his impressive athletic abilities from his basketball playing years for Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics. He is popularly known as Pip. Keep reading to know more about Scottie Pippen’s net worth in 2018.
Scottie Pippen Early Life
Scottie was born in the year 1965, on 25th of September in Hamburg, Arkansas. He is the youngest of his 12 siblings to parents Ethel and Preston Pippen. The height of both of his parents was 6 feet or more, thus giving him an even greater height. Scottie was the tallest of all his siblings.
Scottie did his schooling at Hamburg High School and played as a point guard over there. It was because of him that the team qualified till state playoffs. This helped him win all-conference honors as their senior but still did not get a college scholarship. Scottie was from a poor family, and his father did not have the money to send him to college, he somehow got into the University of Central Arkansas and there started his college playing journey.
He was noticed by the head coach of his university but failed to get recognition as the school played only in NAIA. With a sudden spurt in his height to 6’8 and his constantly improving performance, he became a dominant player in the Inter-college Conference for Arkansas, further drawing Attention from fellow NBA scouts.
Scottie got married twice in his life, first to Karen Mc Collum in the year 1988, and then to Larsa Younan in the year 1997. He divorced his first wife in the year 1990. From his second marriage, Scottie has four kids. Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie Jr Pippen. Scottie also has children outside marriage, one daughter Sierra, with his former fiancée, and another daughter Taylor with a former girlfriend.
Scottie Pippen Career
Scottie got the chance of finally being part of the NBA with Seattle SuperSonics, who selected him to join the team in the year 1987. He was later traded to another team, the Chicago Bulls where he got the greatest chance of his life, for playing with the legendary Michael Jordan. Before Jordan went for retirement in 1993, Scottie got his big break. Together they were able to take not just the team to a champion level, but also created worldwide popularity and craze for NBA.
After playing for Bulls for 11 seasons, Scottie was further traded to another team Houston Rockets, here he did not stick around for long, and was again traded to another team, Portland Trail Blazers. Before the retirement of Jordan, Scottie once again joined Bulls, but soon after joining announced his own retirement in the year 1993.
Five years after retiring from basketball, he came back as a team ambassador and was hired as a senior advisor to the COO and President of Chicago Bulls in the year 2012. Meanwhile, he has been earning lots of money doing commercials for many leading brands.
Awards & Achievements
Throughout his NBA career, Scottie has been loaded with awards; he was long considered as the best small forwards. He has been named in ‘NBA All-defensive First Team’ for eight times in a row, and three times for ‘All-NBA First Team.’ He has been ‘NBA All-Star’ seven times, and also held the title of ‘NBA All-Star Game MVP’ in the year 1994. He has also been named in the ‘50 Greatest Players in NBA History’ for the year ‘1996 – 97’. He is the only player from NBA who has been able to win an NBA title along with Olympic gold in the same year, that too twice.
Net Worth of Scottie Pippen
Scottie is one of those players who has made it big for himself in the world of sports. After playing for NBA for years and doing multiple commercials, his estimated net worth today is $50 million.
Scottie has been a determined and dedicated sports person all his life. He got into sports early in life and beat all odds to reach where he is today, being an inspiration to us all.