With my 5th pick, I will take: Scottie Pippen- I know many of you don't think he belongs on the 50th greatest list, but you can't argue with numbers/rings. Not to mention all of the defensive accolades. I don't know about the rest of you, but I would love to see Pippen matchup v. Lebron when both are in there primes, not saying Pippen is a better player by any means just saying he could guard him a lot better than someone like Bruce Bowen.
One of the most versatile and talented players, 6-7 Scottie Pippen orchestrated an offense like a point guard, rebounded like a power forward, scored like a shooting guard, and defended on the perimeter like few others. The seven-time All-Star was a vital component of the Chicago Bullsí six NBA Championships in the 1990s. He played 17 seasons missing the postseason only in his final campaign, which allowed him to rack up the second most playoff game appearances (208) behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But above and beyond, his all-around game was the prototype for the next generation of small forwards.
G FG% 3PFG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
1,178 .473 .326 .704 7,494 6.4 6,135 5.2 2,307 947 18,940 16.1
Full Name: Scottie Pippen
Born: 9/25/65 in Hamburg, Ark.
High School: Hamburg (Ark.)
College: Central Arkanas
Drafted by: Seattle SuperSonics, 1987 (fifth overall)
Transactions: Draft rights traded to Chicago 6/22/87, Traded to Houston 1/22/99, Traded to Portland 10/2/99, Signed as a free agent by Chicago 7/20/03
Height: 6-7; Weight: 228
Honors: Six-time NBA champion (1991-93, 1996-98); Three-time All-NBA First Team (1994-96); All-NBA Second Team (1992, 1997); Eight-time All-Defensive First Team (1992-99); 1994 NBA All-Star MVP; Seven-time All-Star (1990, '92-97); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Two-time Olympic gold medalist (1992, '96).
Team to be named later:
C- Wilt Chamberlain
PF- Dave Cowens
SF- Scottie Pippen
SG- Pistol Pete Maravich
PG- Nate "Tiny" Archibald
Pick was made at 7:07 CST
Last edited by GSRelyea; 06-22-2007 at 09:49 AM..