Scottie Pippen's coming out of retirement to play basketball for a contender

United States
February 17, 2007 11:32am CST
This is a joke. His game was in so much decline the last time he set foot on the wooden floor three years ago. Where does he think he can go that could use him? He wants to go to a contender. Hey Scottie, did you ever stop to think they're contending because they have nothing but good players on their team? What do they need you for? I'm a huge Bull's fan, and I wasn't sold on him when he played for us. He was a great defender, but Jordan made him the player he was on offense. He couldn't do it on his own. What do you think? Are there any teams out there (contenders, mind you) that could utilize his services? Or should he seek other bball avenues such as commentating or coaching?
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@xeron0719 (812)
• Hong Kong
18 Feb 07
I read a news that he want to play in the NBA again, and he want toi join the Heats. Will heats sign him? I don't think so, Pippen is too old to be a NBA player, what do others think?
• United States
19 Feb 07
The Heat won't sign him. They have enough old cripples as it is. Alonso Mourning, Gary Payton, Shaq, and now maybe Scottie too. And the crazy thing is you couldn't get 48 minutes of playing time out of all of these players combined. No, the Heat don't need another dinosaur. Pippen would be more of a hindrance than an asset.
• United States
11 Mar 07
Pippen was a great player in his time. He was probably one of the top ten defensive players of all time. His long arms and quickness gave him the ability to cover 3 positions. When he played a couple of years ago, he was still talented, but injuries really slowed him down. I think that if the Lakers were playing better and equipped to make a serious run that Pippen could help them for 15 minutes a game in certain spots, but to think that he will come in and dominate is just naive because he did not do that his last year when he was healthy. The Lakers have really tailed off and Scottie Pippen will not be any kind of answer for them.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I think "top 10 defensive players of all time" may be a stretch. He was a darn good defender though. You're spot on with everything else too. The Lakers are done. Losing Lamar Odom was brutal, and they have little hope of postseason success.
@Chapman15 (1501)
• United States
17 Feb 07
He definately should stay retired! Did you see Jordan's fling with the Wizards? He looked like half the player he was, and if Scottie is half the player he was then look out! Did you hear Barkley laughing last night when someone told him Scottie was coming back!?!
@Chapman15 (1501)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Funny story, I was in Vegas during all star weekend and was watching that bveta barkley race. Bveta was favored and alot of people picked him to win and everyone lost! It was pretty funny!
• United States
27 Feb 07
Hey, I ain't gonna lie, I lost a couple bucks on that race too. I figured Bveta was a shoe-in, especially given his demeanor before the race. He was serious as a heart-attack! I guess we should all be thankful he didn't have one during, or after the race. What was up with that kiss though?
@erl212 (303)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
scottie pippen has no energy left to compete to new trend of basketball superstars nowadays.it would be better if he would retire for good.
• United States
19 Feb 07
You're absolutely correct. Athletes these days are just bigger, faster, and better. Plus, did you see him compete in the skills competition saturday night? It took him like twelve attempts to make a three pointer from the top of the key. I know three pointers never were his forte, but c'mon, you and I could make one out of 10 three's from that spot. He made one out of twelve.