Scottie Pippen is a former American professional basketball player. Scottie played a total of 17 seasons in the NBA. He had a successful career when he earned $109 million through his salary. Scottie earned tens of millions from his endorsement deals. Scottie Pippen played was a major player for Chicago Bulls. He was an important player for the Bulls and won many NBA. Pippen is the only NBA player who has won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal.
Net Worth and Salary
Scottie has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Scottie Pippen is one of the most underpaid NBA players. Scottie signed a deal for 7-years, which was worth $18 million. Scottie earned $2.6 million per salary during the contract. He revealed later that he signed that contract to earn money and security for his family. Scottie earned a total of $109 million in total NBA salary. The majority of his earnings came from his career earnings. He managed to earn an additional $10 million after he returned to the Bulls during his two career seasons.
Scottie endorsed Avia sneakers during his time with the NBA but later signed a deal with Nike. He released several signature shoes with Nike, and the most notable one was 1997’s Pippen 1. He also signed deals with Ameritech Cellular TV, Frito-Lay, Visa, McDonald’s, Right Guard, and Coca-Cola.
Scotty Maurice Pippen was born on September 25, 1965, in Hamburg, Arkansas. His parents had 12 children and he was the youngest amongst them. Scottie was the tallest among his siblings. Scottie’s dad was a worker in the paper mill till he got paralyzed. He couldn’t walk and his speech was also affected. Pippen was 6’1″ tall during his freshman year but he grew even taller and ended up being 6′ 8″ tall. Pippen was signed by the 1987 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics.
Scottie Pippen started his NBA career on November 7, 1987. He played for the Chicago Bulls and the match was against the Philadelphia 76ers. He achieved 10 points, 2 steals, 4 assists, in the game. Pippen was an NBA All-Star in 1990.
During the 1990-91 season, Pippen was selected as a defensive stopper. He earned a lot of success during the 1990–91 NBA season and was awarded NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors. Pippen was an important player for the Bulls and won the NBA championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
He played with Chicago Bulls for 11 seasons and became a second all-time leader in the Bulls franchise history. Pippen signed a $10 million contract and after that, he announced his retirement.
In January 2008, Pippen made a comeback at the age of 42 but that was only for a brief time. Pippen made a comeback with the Bulls on July 15, 2010, Pippen is notably one of the greatest defenders of all time. His athletic physique helped him to become one of the greatest NBA players of all time.
Pippen got married twice in his life. He got married to Karen McCollum in 1988. They have a son together with the name of Antron in 1987. He married actress Larsa Younan, in 1997. They have four children.