Scottie Pippen’s Legacy

June 17, 2020

Scottie Pippen’s legacy is one of the most polarizing of all-time. Pippen is one the greatest wing defenders the NBA has ever seen, as well as a capable scorer, a perennial All-Star and a six-time NBA Champion.

No one seems to agree on his greatness and is hard to rank him on the all-time list. Many believe that Pippen is underrated while others think that he’s overrated. Michael Jordan’s shadow is one of the main reasons why Pippen’s greatness is so confusing.

Michael Jordan praises Pippen in ‘The Last Dance,’ stating that he is the greatest teammate he’s ever had and that Pippen helped him so much in the way he approached the game and played the game and that whenever they speak Michael Jordan they should speak Scottie Pippen.

Pippen deserves all the credit and praise that should come his way for being a champion with Michael Jordan. Pippen is also 6-0 in the NBA Finals and like Jordan said: “I didn’t win without Scottie Pippen.”

MJ recognized his importance: “I would never be able to find a tandem, another support system, another partner in the game of basketball like Scottie Pippen, he was a pleasure to play with.”

Throughout NBA history, in order to win a Championship, you have to have a Batman, a number one dominant player that can impose his will in the key moments the team needs it.

We’ve also seen time and again that it’s the number two, the Robin, who ends up being just as important to the team’s success. Someone who can facilitate the offense, get everyone involved, score when needed and also play great defense.

Many players have fulfilled this Robin role in their careers but only Scottie Pippen embraced it and excelled in it for most of his time in the NBA.

Now, here are a few odds available for when the 2020 NBA season resumes.

2020 NBA Playoffs Props By Scoresandstats

Any team to go 0-8 after restart?
No -1500
Yes +600

Any Team to go 8-0 after restart?
No -1500
Yes +600