Michael Jordan is the king of the spotlight, but what about his teammates? Scottie Pippen’s story is pretty crazy. Pippen played 17 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He also took home two gold medals and was one of the best defensive players of all time. But before Pippen was even in the NBA, he was never even offered a scholarship to play basketball. Actually, he was just the equipment manager at the University of Central Arkansas. The coach let Pippen practice with the team, but nobody thought he would make a career out of basketball. But through tons of practice and dedication, Pippen finally earned a scholarship to play, and as he got stronger NBA teams started to take notice. He was selected fifth overall in the 87’ NBA draft, and the rest is history.
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