How Good Was Scottie Pippen?

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How Good Was Scottie Pippen?

 

When Michael Jordan retired for the first time, it was Scottie Pippen’s time to shine during the 1993-94 season, the first season as ‘the man’ in Chicago.

And Robin did become Batman. As everyone knew, while on the team, Michael Jordan was the leader—he took all the big shots, dominated the court and media, and was at the forefront of all six championships—and Pippen accepted it.

But in that first season without MJ, Pippen was up against Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon and San Antonio Spurs big-man David Robinson in the MVP voting, but eventually fell short to Olajuwon for the award. Pippen ranked eighth in scoring (22.0), 23rd in rebounding (8.7), 19th in assists (5.6) second in steals (2.9), and averaged 0.8 blocks per game while shooting an impressive 49% from the field.

Pippen carried the team on his back during Jordan’s absence and gained newfound respect in the NBA world that he could win and be a superstar on his own.

But how good was Scottie Pippen? Well, it’s best for other NBA legends explain how good he really was. Check it out.

 

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