I think calling him that was a compliment bc Pip was a jack of all trades, he never was that dominant scorer or dominant in any one area except defense but he was good at everything,hence the greatest role player of all-time,a utility man and bc of that he was dominant haha
oh yeah role player definitely means bench/non super star, like the role of scorer, rebounder, facilitator, and leader…which is what was used to describe Pippen in this video. Hes a great role player because he can be more than one, not be cause he is a sub par player to misinterpret this must mean that you have a disability at the least of hearing. Bill Walton the hall of famer an idiot, if this was an opinion to the retard proclamator your opinion differed from Bill, a common retard mistake
They were getting too old? I think the 3 of them will get in the finals for sure for at least 2 more years and probably another ring too. too bad they all went to different teams or are retired after 98. Thanks for the reply!
Well I do know that the owner and GM felt they were gettin too old. They didn’t want to resign Rodman, they traded Scottie Pippen for some dude who was out of the league less than six months after that trade. Jordan went and retired for the 2nd time.
I just never get it why can’t Pippen, Jordan, and Rodman sign a new contract together on the same team after 98. I lost interest in NBA since 1998, but always hoped that the 3 would be signed on the same team again.
I’m glad to see someone say that. The only people who try to call Pippen a “role player” are deluded Jordan-worshipers who want to make Jordan look like some deity. Jordan needed help to win a title, just like every other superstar.
Pippen is one of the top 30–maybe top 25–players ever. He was perhaps the greatest all-around defensive player ever. And anyone who tries to call him a “role player” needs to check his stats in 1993-94 and 1994-95 when Jordan wasn’t there.
thats pretty dumb magic was clearly the leader over kareem even though kareem was the better player. the even marketed that way with magic vs whoever the other team star is(bird) everyone who knows a single thing about basketball knows magic was most certainly the leader of showtime aka lakers in the 80’s
PIPPEN+ROLEPLAYER=BULLSHIT!!!!!!! THAT’S THE LAMEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD! PIPPEN MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A TRUE SUPERSTAR BUT HE DAMN SURE WASN’T A ROLEPLAYER!!!! PIPPEN WAS LIKE A JAMES WORTHY TYPE PLAYER. HOF CALIBER!!!! NOT A ROLEPLAYER LIKE BRAD LOHAUS OR ENNIS WHATLEY!!!
Pippen was one of the best to ever play the game, if you shitheads call him a roleplayer because he was nr. 2 alongside MJ, then he´s in a pretty god company:
Magic Johnson (next to Kareem)
Bob Cousy (next to Bill Russell)
Kobe Bryant (next to Shaq)
Pippen was a true superstar, by his game, his statements and his leadership. You don´t need to score the toughest baskets or lead your team in scoring. Does anybody question the leadership of Jason Kidd or Steve Nash?
Not! Pippen didn’t win shit without Jordan. Pippen WAS a ROLE PLAYER! One of the greatest role players to ever play. He’s not a superstar like Jordan. He disappeared sometimes when the main guy is supposed to step up. And his skill set was never dominant really. Not like a Kobe or a Magic or a Bird or a Lauren Jackson. Yeah, I put a WNBA player in. So what?
I dunno why so many people hated this Portland team… yes they did have a few hot heads and trouble-makers… but look at the talent: Pippen, Stoudamire, Smith, Wallace, Sabonis, wells, Ryder…. they did have talent aplenty in the team