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The tragedy of Scottie Pippen is just simply heartbreaking

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Alongside the legendary Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen helped lead the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships in the ’90s, winning three straight between 1991-93 and 1996-98. Pippen was also part of the iconic “Dream Team” in 1992, which was the first U.S. Olympics team to feature active professional players and is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball teams of all time. Off the court, however, Pippen’s life has been far from easy or dream-like. From a poor childhood to losing his own child, the tragedy of Scottie Pippen is just simply heartbreaking. Here’s a look back at his humble beginnings, rocky path to greatness, and tumultuous career.

  • Growing up poor | 0:00
  • Struggling for playing time | 1:05
  • Rising college star | 2:15
  • Relationship troubles | 3:39
  • Vanquished by the Bad Boys | 4:32
  • Championship leads to bad contract | 5:41
  • Basketball whirlwind and legal troubles | 6:46
  • Leaving the Bulls | 8:14
  • Post-Chicago problems | 9:19
  • Son’s death | 10:23
The Tragedy Of Scottie Pippen Is Just Simply Heartbreaking
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