Meet “Mayor” Scottie Pippen

Former Chicago Bull and current team ambassador Scottie Pippen was honored Wednesday by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.

Scottie Pippen in Mayor Daley's Office as tweeted by wife Larsa

Pippen played 17 years in the NBA, won six championships, and made seven All-Star appearances. He earned an All-Star MVP honor, two Olympic gold medals, and in 2010 was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

“It was a historic moment for me personally to be among so many of the Chicago’s powerful politicians,” said Pippen. “Mayor Daley so many others who work at City Hall have done a tremendous job for the City of Chicago. For them to take a break from what I’m sure are 24-hour jobs running the city and providing so many of the things we enjoy meant a lot to me.”

As the legislative body of the city, the City Council usually meets once every month to exercise general and specific powers delegated by state statute. Mayor Richard M. Daley led the proceedings in which a resolution was read citing some of Pippen’s most prominent accomplishments.

Several moments were recalled by various aldermen who supported the proclamation, from Pippen’s dunk over the Knicks’ Patrick Ewing in the Chicago Stadium’s final game during the 1994 NBA Playoffs to carrying a sick and slumped Michael Jordan off the court during the 1997 NBA Finals in Utah.


This, I’m sure, was an awesome moment for Pip (as he is affectionately known,) and his family. Ballertainment sends kudos, and agrees that the recognition was well deserved. Pippen has had some troubling times and learned some tough life lessons. Its nice to see him receive all the goodness he deserves.

You can follow the Pippen’s on Twitter (@scottiepippen and @larsapippen.)

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