Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm  |  15 responses

Chicago Bulls to Honor Scottie Pippen With a Bronze Bust

Pip’s bust will be unveiled inside the United Center next month, as part of an in-game ceremony: “The Chicago Bulls announced today the team will unveil a bronze bust of Bulls Ambassador and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen during a halftime ceremony at the Bulls’ sold out game vs. the Boston Celtics on Thursday, April 7 at the United Center … The bust will be permanently displayed inside the United Center on the 100-Level Concourse by Gate 7. ‘Not only is Scottie Pippen one of the greatest players to ever wear a Bulls uniform, but he’s among the best players in the 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 bust that honors his inspirational career.’ The bust was 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. Both sculptors will be on hand for the official unveiling. ‘Words really can’t express my feelings,’ Pippen said. ‘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.’”

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  • robb

    with a bronze Greg Oden?

  • KrackDiesel

    That’s a good look. I’m glad it seems like Reinsdorf has squashed the tension with Pip and MJ for good.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOL @ robb. I was thinking the same thing, only a bronze Kwame Brown.
    Can’t deny Pip was the man.
    Though off the court, if you’re to believe what everyone says, can’t deny dude is a notorious douchebag either.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Know who else has a bronze bust? Tara Reid.

  • robb

    @Enigmatic imagine Pippen’s face: WTF! but seriously, Pippen deserves that and more.

  • ab40

    awe some good for him and a great way to show apreciation to the greats.

  • larrylegend

    he should get a statue in front of the united center as mj. damn, chick got a statue without even playing a single minute, hollywood or not. without scottieb mj and the bulls wouldn’t have win a single chip.

  • http://slamonline.com slimshady

    whats a bust?

  • mp7three

    So is it gonna be a Pippen bust with a mini fro, a flat top or bald with those skin folds on his head? Can’t wait to see Pip’s bronzed nose.


    maybe the should get shaq to punch the nose to make it look accurate?

  • Hambone

    That’s alot of bronze to make that nose

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Slimshady, a statue of just somebodys head. And good for Scottie, though he does deserve more.

  • Oh Nose

    @ mp7three I sure hope its the flat top..also that will be the largest bronzed nose ever.

  • dsleepy

    some of these commments are priceless. happy friday

  • hambone

    @ slimshady..see oden,darko,kandiman etc etc