Pippen Considering NBA Comeback?

Babe_Ruth

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Scottie Pippen is seriously considering a comeback and hopes to play for a contending team in this season's playoffs, the Chicago Tribune's Sam Smith is reporting.

Pippen, who turned 41 on Sept. 25, says he's in better condition and health than at any time in the last five years.

Pippen will give an indication of where he is physically when he teams with the Bulls' Ben Gordon and the Chicago Sky's Candice Dupree in the "Shooting Stars" contest part as part of Saturday night's All-Star festivities.

"I'm thinking of trying to come back for the playoffs," Pippen said. "Something like the last two months of the season, somewhere I can come back and play limited minutes to start, play point forward for someone and build toward the playoffs. It's something I've been thinking about for the last three months."

Pippen last played for the Bulls in the 2003-04 season, when knee problems limited him to 23 games. He said he's considering the right situation and plans to talk to some teams and players during the weekend.

"Being out of the game, my body feels great," Pippen said, adding that his body fat is at an all-time low 5 percent and he's at his top playing weight of about 220 pounds.

"Taking this break, it feels amazing. I'm looking at somewhere I could play maybe 15 minutes. I'm not trying to be a big-money guy or anything, [just trying to] get with a team I can help in the playoffs.

"My knee is good," Pippen said. "I've been working out regularly, doing drills. I see my body like guys like Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar, who played till he was 42) and Robert Parish (who played until just short of 44). My body is lanky and flexible like theirs. That gives me some hope I can do it.

"I'm moving good. I feel pretty fast and you don't forget the game. I watch and see so many young guys who don't know how to run a team and I feel I could help someone."

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good for him. Who are we to tell him that he can't come back. Think he gives a fuck about his legacy? I hate it when people bring that shit up. You can never take away what he did in the past. Besides, people are remembered for what they did in their prime. It's the "Principle of Peak Preservation." In other words, we take certain images, and we never forget them (i.e. preserve them). We then associate that image with the individual for all of time. Jordan's signature moment was the "shot" against the Jazz. Iverson, for instance, had his signature moment when he stepped over Tyrone Lue. Catch my drift?
 
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Lol, along with Jordan. That would definitely be exciting, and I hope to see Pippen play again.
 

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He's only 41, and he's in faboulous shape. I don't see why not. I am sure there's a team that will give him a chance, that team on the top list is probably the Bulls. I personally would love to see him on the court again, he can come off the bench and do so much things for a team, also he would be a great teacher for the young players.
 
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I smell a heat uniform all over him. Miami calls for retired people like a metal to a magnet. I wish he would sign with teh lakers though....maybe if they trade for kidd, they will have a more lucrative offer for pippen...hmmm. Oh well, pipe dreams all around.

Just my .02
 

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He could help any team that he goes to even the Lakers. He might have a big chance to join that team because Jackson is coaching the Lakers, and has we already knew Jackson has coached Pippen once or twice lol.

Tommorow he's playing in a pick up game for the All Star weekend, I can't wait to see if he still has it, if he's still in shape and can still shoot the ball. I believe he can still do it.
 
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OMG, 5% body fat and 220 lbs. He's in great shape. I just hope that he can keep up with the pace of todays game. I hope he signs with the Rockets. He could be the backup of Mcgrady who's already a point-forward.

Or he could go to the lakers since he already knows how to play the point in the triangle offense.
 
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I think he's going to do badly. This just reminds me of the time when MJ returned with the Wizards. He wasn't too good.

20 ppg for a 38-39 year old is good. You can't expect him to breakout and have 33 ppg. There is only so much an old player can do at that age.