The Bulls are honoring Scottie Pippen with a statue per Bulls.com
The Chicago Bulls have plans to unveil a bronze statue of Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen that will be displayed permanently in the United Center at some point towards the end of the 2010-11 season.
"Not only is Scottie Pippen one of the greatest players to ever wear a Bulls uniform, but he's among the best players in history of the league to play the game," said Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "He had a tremendous impact in bringing six world championships to Chicago and there is no better way to pay tribute to him than with a permanent statue that honors his inspirational career."
The statue will be crafted by Omri and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany of Highland Park, Ill., who also sculpted the famous Michael Jordan statue which was unveiled in January 1994 in conjunction with Jordan's No. 23 jersey retirement.
"Words really can't express my feelings," Pippen told Bulls.com. "It's an unbelievable honor and truly amazing. It's something you dream of as a kid growing up, but you can never foresee those childhood fantasies becoming reality. You see statues of individuals who have done great things and made their mark on history, but as a basketball player, you never really think about arriving at this point. It's an amazing honor for the Chicago Bulls to do this for me."
So the real question is, what should Scottie's statue look like. Jordan had the Air Jordan pose which was fairly obvious, for Scottie, you could do a few things, but two basic concepts immediately come to mind.
First, you throw him in your basic defensive stance, arms spread out, ready to pounce. It's well representative of him being perhaps the greatest perimeter defender of all time.
Second you show him standing over Patrick Ewing after the dunk stairing down at him, throwing the punch and all. One of the most bad ass moments in Bulls history, and certainly Pippen's most bad ass individual highlight.
Any other good ideas for the Pippen statue?