What if the Bulls did trade Scottie Pippen? Exploring three blockbusters deals that never came to fruition

It is an absolute wonder that the Chicago Bulls didn’t end up prematurely killing their dynasty by trading Scottie Pippen. General manager Jerry Krause shopped him to other teams on multiple occasions. Pippen publicly begged the Bulls for a trade on multiple separate occasions. The two sides bitterly feuded for Read more

What Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ doesn’t tell you about Scottie Pippen’s refusal to check in vs. Knicks

Twenty-six years ago, with Michael Jordan playing baseball for the Birmingham Barons, Scottie Pippen played some of the best basketball of his life.  “Scottie was our prime motivator, initiator,” then-Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson says in the seventh episode of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part ESPN/Netflix documentary. “(He) organized the Read more

Scottie Pippen’s feud with Jerry Krause, Bulls: A timeline of events that led to star’s departure from Chicago

Michael Jordan might be the star of ESPN’s new documentary “The Last Dance,” but much of the first two episodes were focused on his favorite teammate, Scottie Pippen. Despite a resume that makes him undoubtedly one of the greatest players in NBA history, Pippen’s time in Chicago was marred by Read more

‘The Last Dance’: Tracy McGrady recounts the trade that nearly sent him to Bulls for Scottie Pippen

The first two episodes of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season debuted on Sunday night. As expected, we learned plenty of information about the team, the players and the events surrounding the organization during their title run.  It also brought Read more

Dennis Rodman considered Scottie Pippen the ‘best player in the world’ during Michael Jordan’s baseball hiatus

The first two episodes of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part series chronicling Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — were a monster hit, reportedly drawing over six million viewers. So far the focus has been on former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, who has been painted as the clear Read more

Scottie Pippen contract explained: How Chicago Bulls managed to sign Hall of Famer for pennies on the dollar

If a 25-year-old Scottie Pippen was up for a new contract in 2020, the negotiations would take 30 seconds. Pippen would be given a deal starting at his max salary and growing by the maximum eight percent each season. The contract would last for either five years, or if he’d Read more

What if the Chicago Bulls traded Scottie Pippen? Exploring the three blockbusters deals that never happened

It is an absolute wonder that the Chicago Bulls didn’t end up prematurely killing their dynasty by trading Scottie Pippen. General manager Jerry Krause shopped him to other teams on multiple occasions. Pippen publicly begged the Bulls for a trade on multiple separate occasions. The two sides bitterly feuded for Read more

Steve Kerr disagrees with Michael Jordan, says Bulls supported Scottie Pippen’s decision to have surgery

One of the central focuses of the first two episodes of ESPN’s new Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance”, was Scottie Pippen’s long-standing feud with the Chicago Bulls. Pippen, despite being arguably the NBA’s second-best player for much of Chicago’s dynasty, was barely paid a starter’s wage by the end Read more

Dennis Rodman says Scottie Pippen was ‘best player in the world’ during Michael Jordan’s baseball hiatus

The first two episodes of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part series chronicling Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — were a monster hit, reportedly drawing over six million viewers. So far the focus has been on former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, who has been painted as the clear Read more

What if the Bulls had traded Scottie Pippen? Exploring the three blockbusters deals that never happened

It is an absolute wonder that the Chicago Bulls didn’t end up prematurely killing their dynasty by trading Scottie Pippen. General manager Jerry Krause shopped him to other teams on multiple occasions. Pippen publicly begged the Bulls for a trade on multiple separate occasions. The two sides bitterly feuded for Read more