View Full Version : Congrats to Pippen

12-07-2005, 10:02 AM
The Chicago Bulls (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/bulls) will retire his number 33 at halftime of their game against the Los Angeles Lakers (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/lakers), adding to a long list of accolades.

"It's hard to put it in perspective right now," Pippen told reporters before Monday's game between the Bulls and Dallas Mavericks (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/mavericks). "I'm starting to feel a little emotional about what's going to happen Friday night. Getting your number put in the rafters is always something that as a kid ... you dream of seeing happen to you."

Pippen, who spent 12 of his 17 NBA seasons with the Bulls, has an impressive list of accomplishments.

He and Michael Jordan (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/players/3464) led the Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s. A seven-time All-Star, Pippen was chosen as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players in 1996 and was on two teams that won Olympic gold medals.