• Scottie Pippen Eventually Got His Due, With His NBA Earnings Surpassing Even Michael Jordan

    9 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Two facts you'll learn while watching the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance , now airing on ABC: Scottie Pippen was an invaluable member of the six-time champion Chicago Bulls , and he was also underpaid. But while his contract with the Bulls prevented him from making what he and his teammates felt he deserved, his career earnings ultimately surpassed other greats, including Michael Jordan. Here's how it all breaks down.
    Early Years With the Bulls
    Pippen began his career with the Chicago Bulls, slowly working his way up the ranks for a few years before his breakthrough in 1990. From that year...
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  • Scottie Pippen Ultimately Retired as a Chicago Bull, After Being Traded Years Earlier

    Scottie Pippen Ultimately Retired as a Chicago Bull, After Being Traded Years Earlier

    9 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Scottie Pippen was an essential part of the the legendary 1990s Chicago Bulls team , but as the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance reveals, tensions between the star forward and management eventually led to his departure. Here's how it played out, and how Pippen came to end his career in the city where it started.
    Pippen's final season with the Bulls - at least for his first stint with the team - was significantly complicated by internal politics, with both Pippen and general manager Jerry Krause threatening to sever ties at different points. Ultimately, he stuck around through the 1998 NBA...
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  • How Jerry Krause's Life and Career Changed After the Events of The Last Dance

    How Jerry Krause's Life and Career Changed After the Events of The Last Dance

    9 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    General manager Jerry Krause played a key role in the success of the legendary Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s , but as the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance shows, tensions often ran high between him and the staff and players, including Michael Jordan. You may not be surprised then to learn that Krause didn't spend the rest of his career with the Bulls - or even in the NBA.
    After the Bulls won their sixth championship in 1998, and coach Phil Jackson and a number of players left or retired, Krause focused on rebuilding the team with new talent in hopes of recapturing some of that magic. It...
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