scottie pippen
Scottie Pippen was the perfect compliment to his Airness. Compliment. Not side-kick, not Robin, but compliment. Pippen’s individual numbers are better than he’s given credit for and the totals would’ve been a whole lot higher if he was running the offense.  Pippen’s versatility and all around contributions rebounding, play making, and defending were a big reason that the Bulls were as successful as they were.
Pippen was one of the greatest defensive players ever. One of only seven players ever with eight or more All NBA Defensive 1st team honours. And one of only six players with 10 or more All-NBA defensive first or second team awards. (In case you were wondering Jordan had nine.) Pippen may have played with the GOAT but his position and rank on this list are justified.

The Resume:

Fifth Overall Pick 1987 – Seattle SuperSonics

 7x All-Star

7x All-NBA

10x All-NBA Defense

All-Star MVP

6x Champion

How did the guys rank him?

The Flag Bearer: Will Reeve (18).

The Barn Burner: Matt Drappel (39).

How did the other guys rank Pippen: Justin Rowan (21), Robert Littal (21), Jacob Noble (23), Marc Griffin (26), James Holas (27), Josh Eberley (30), Adi Joseph (31), Shane Young (31), Justin Salkin (31), Brian Geltzeiler (31), Justin Termine (33), and Lang Greene (33).

 

Pippen and Barkley

 

#25 Sunday, September 13th.

 

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Contributors:

Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley

Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC

James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen

Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph

Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416

Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada

Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO

Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA

Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio

Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc

Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene

Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat

Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr

and of course,

Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic

 

Links to previous #HCHot50 pages:

HCHot50 Intro / Missed the Cut

#50 Pete Maravich

#49 Dave Cowens

#48 Wes Unseld

#47 Dolph Schayes

#46 Paul Pierce

#45 Kevin Durant

#44 Dominique Wilkins

#43 Chris Paul

#42 Bill Walton

#41 Gary Payton

#40 Elvin Hayes

#39 Clyde Drexler

#38 Allen Iverson

#37 Steve Nash

#36 Willis Reed
#35 George Mikan
#34 Patrick Ewing
#33 Kevin McHale
#32 Jason Kidd
#31 George Gervin
#30 Walt Frazier
#29 Dwyane Wade
#28 Rick Barry
#27 Bob Cousy

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