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NBA Draft x Sneaker Files: Best Draft Picks of All Time Number 6 – Scottie Pippen

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NBA Draft x Sneaker Files: Best Draft Picks of All Time Number 6 - Scottie Pippen

Our 6th pick of the NBA Draft x Sneaker Files Best Draft Picks of All Time goes to Scottie Pippen. Pippen was born September 25th 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas. In his College days, Pippen was only 6 feet 1 inch and walked on to try out for the University of Central Arkansas basketball team.

Over the course of four years, Scottie Pippen’s game became strong, and he eventually grew another 6 inches. By the end of his four year term, Pippen became a prospect for the 1987 NBA Draft.

Scottie Pippen was selected 5th overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics, but was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice. Pippen came off the bench to support Brad Sellers and Charles Oakley at the forward position. Pippen has came a long way, as Jordan’s side kick to playing his own role, and being named one of the top 50 NBA players of all time.

Fast forward to October 1997, Scottie Pippen’s first signature shoe released called the Nike Air Pippen 1 which released in the Chicago Bulls color-way Black, Red, White. Featuring a full Air Max cushioning unit, “PIP” logo on the tongue, and the number 33 on the side. Late 2008 three color-ways will retro of the Nike Air Pippen 1.


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  • Zeke78MX

    Nice shoes!! I got'em for USD 80 back in the day and rock'em to dead. I cant wait for the retros to come and hoop again on this ones!!

  • Zeke78MX

    by the way… 1st!!

    and 2nd too!!

  • MIKE

    I AINT GOING TO MISS THEM THIS TIME AROUND!!!

  • TechNutt

    One of the best players ever! So well-rounded and could do everything…..steal, assist, rebound, score, bust threes …… Scottie was tremendous. Man, did he put the smack down on Indiana's Mark Jackson when they needed him the most. Mark Jackson was having his way throughout that entire series until Scottie put his D on him. That is the MAIN reason Indiana lost to the Bulls then–not Michael. Remember, MJ never won a ring without Scottie.

    btw, those are superb hoop shoes.

  • Air23Jay

    man…scottie is old man. whew i remember when he play with jordan he has his own Shoes that he wear Jordan XII White/Red. so sick…

    so those Pippen shoes is cool. it better Jordan muahahha

  • scottiepipo

    ^ wtf..

    yeah these shoes are great,.

  • XanGelicO

    nice kix!!!

    gotta get it when they com out!

  • B realz

    What does the Pippen 1 have to do with being a draft pick? At least show the shoes he wore in his rookie year…..

  • Pasfinest

    Man I remember i was like 13 when thes came out with the commercial with him and the chettah and they was like $140, I wanted them bad but they was too much. Brings back memories man

  • nikeshoehead

    All you guys wanna know something cool…the shoes of these that Scottie wore during the season didn’t have the air-sole unit present. Instead, they were filled with the EVA midsole and inside the midsole was a zoom air unit and this was because Scottie Pippen preferred zoom air over the air sole. Little known fact there for all you out there.

  • jfritz15

    These shoes were released as an air max, but pippen was unhappy with them because he said they did not reflect his game. his version had a zoom air sole on them and no air max at all. oddly enough, kukoc loved them more, and ended up wearing them more than pippen. later pippen signature shoes were more stream lined and reflected his style of play.

  • technutt don't

    tim donahey

  • Michael L

    u can tell number 1 is going 2 be michael jordan

  • nikeshoehead

    right on jfritz15, at least someone else knows what i'm talking about.

  • TechNutt

    ^^ I remember Kukoc wearing them. He even wore Mike's black/red XIIs, I believe. I'm not sure of the colorway so don't quote me. I just remember Toni was rocking Js, too.

  • QuanDaDon

    every body love jordan im still pippen

  • Sk8board D

    I wonder what Seattle thinks about that trade now. Olden Polynice… Are you serious???

  • insidescoop

    SCOTTIE PIPPEN IS LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE. HE WINS 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS HANGING ON THE COAT-TAILS OF #23. HOW MANY DID HE WIN WITHOUT MJ? ZERO. TOP 10 DRAFT PICKS OF ALL TIME: YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

  • Gay hypes

    ugly as hell.. how can anyone like these

  • collecting Jordans s

    I'm copping since i've been waiting since 97. Just hope they drop the brown ones for the Wht/Blk classics, those were bomb. but since nike is dropping all these classics, where are the Griffey's??????????

  • collecting Jordans s

    o yeah, deadstock pair of DMP from 06 size 9.5 for sale. if interested get at me. Retrovkid@yahoo.com

  • sneakerhead

    insidescoop said

    am June 22 2008 @ 11:42 am

    SCOTTIE PIPPEN IS LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE. HE WINS 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS HANGING ON THE COAT-TAILS OF #23. HOW MANY DID HE WIN WITHOUT MJ? ZERO. TOP 10 DRAFT PICKS OF ALL TIME: YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

    WOW YOU MUST NOT BE A BULLS FAN U FAKE!!!

    AND HOW MANYDID MJ WIN WITH OUT PIPPEN?????? 00000

  • pipfan

    these sneaks are crack i've been dyin for the release date… they will be added to the archive as soon as their dropped

  • lupintha3rd

    MJ never won a 'chip til Scottie came, but I think you clowns forget MJ went to play baseball for a season and a half. And how many rings did Scottie get during that time? So for all you fags sayin MJ never would've won wit out Pip, Pip would've never done it wit out MJ. To 'SNEAKERHEAD', Pip EARNED his SIX rings. Bottom line. And tha sneakers are crack. I can't wait.

  • james

    sneaker king,snaker hall ,via :www.nike-adidas.com

  • cw2022

    theses shoes are fire, basically the air max uptempo shoe

  • insidescoop

    Scottie Pippen is the luckiest man alive. He a field day on the court b/c every team in the league had to double-team or triple-team MJ. Next, you are going to say that Bill Cartwright and Will Purdue were the real Twin Towers.

  • insidescoop

    Scottie Pippen is the luckiest man alive. He had a field day on the court b/c every team in the league had to double-team or triple-team MJ. Next, you are going to say that Bill Cartwright and Will Purdue were the real Twin Towers.

  • TechNutt

    C'mon. Am i the only one that actually watched the games rather than watching highlights and hearing stories what happened? I saw 1st hand. Pip needed MJ, MJ needed Scottie. MJ also needed Horace Grant, BJ Armstrong, John Paxson, Craig Hodges, Toni Kukoc, Dennis Rodman, Derek Harper, Brian ? (forgot his last name right now) ……. not so much Bill Cartwright, Luc Longley, and Will Purdue. That's one thing, the Bulls never had good centers when they won their rings.

    Back to the argument, I do believe Pip was a multiple time All-Star and top 50 of the greatest OF ALL TIME! So, your notion of "riding MJ's coat tails" are moot, at best.

    Oh, "Sneakerhead" …. that's laughable. Pip got SIX rings, just like MJ.

    Ultimately, Fact is: Air Jordans > Air Pippens