Chicago Bulls to Honor Scottie Pippen With a Bronze Bust

by March 17, 2011

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.'”