In sports people like cheering their team while performing and basketball is not an exception. One of the basketball players who was celebrated by his fans is Scottie Pippen. Scottie is a retired professional American basketball player. He played for Chicago Bulls, and he became famous for winning six National Basketball Association titles.
Today let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Scottie Pippen in 2018.
Early Life and Biography:
Scottie was born on 25th September 1965 in Hamburg Arkansas in the United States of America. His parents were Ethel and Preston Pippen. They were relatively tall; the mother was six inches tall while the father was six points one inch tall. All of their children were tall with Scottie being the tallest. Among the twelve children, Scottie is the youngest.
His father earned his lively hood by operating a paper mill, but unfortunately, he suffered a stroke on his right side. It impaired his speech and hindered his working making him terminate his job while Scottie was only fourteen years old.
Poverty made Scottie’s parents not to take all their siblings to college, but Scottie was lucky to be enrolled to Hamburg High school where he participated in the point guard and led his school in national playoffs. He was unlucky to get a college sponsorship, but he joined a University in Conway, Central Arkansas where he began his playing career.
Scottie married Karen McCollum in 1988, and they gave birth to a baby boy who was named Antron Pippen in 1989. Their marriage did not last long, and the duo divorced in 1990. In 1995 Scottie started dating Larsa Younan Pippen for two years, and they got married on 20th September 1997.
Larsa is an entrepreneur and acted in the Real Housewives of Miami. She learned drama in the Piven Theatre Workshop, and she holds a degree in political science.
Scottie has seven children from distinctive women. From his first marriage with Karen, he has Antron Pippen and four children with his second wife Larsa namely Sophie, Justin, Preston and lastly Scottie Pippen junior. From his former girlfriends, he has two daughters: Sierra Pippen whose mother is Yvette and Taylor Pippen whose mother is Sonya Roby.
Career, Awards, and Nominations:
Scottie began his certified career as a basketball player in 1987. Seattle Supersonics chose him fifth in National Basketball Association and swapped to Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice options and Future Draft options. He was one of the Chicago young forward and made his NBA entrance in 1987.
Scottie arose to be the main Chicago Bulls protective supporter and multipurpose scoring threat. He led Chicago in their first three-peat and on September 1991 he was made a member of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team. The team acted for America in Summer Olympics held in Barcelona in 1992.
Scottie earned a Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Games. In 1995 and 1996 he participated in Atlanta Olympics where he won the National Basketball Association championship and the Olympic gold medal while playing for USA team. Bulls traded him to Houston Rockets where his salary was four times more than his salary in Chicago. Later he was traded to Portland Trail Blazers, but in 2003 he went back to Chicago for a two-year contract, and in December 2005 Scottie retire
Net Worth and Earnings
Scottie Pippen has earned a lot from his endorsement deals in the different teams he has served and especially in Chicago Bulls where he made a name for the team. Being traded in many organizations has helped him get a lot of finances. He has received many awards because of his dedication in basketball. Scottie’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
Scottie Pippen received motivation and instructions from Michael Robinson who helped to refine his skills and produce new ones contributing to his effectiveness as a basketball player. Scottie has proved to be a responsible father through being identified with children he got with his girlfriends. Despite being brought up in a poor family Scottie has proved that with determination one can make it in life.