A six-time NBA champion, seven-time NBA All-Star and USA Basketball Olympic gold medalist, we all know Scottie Pippen as the person subsequent to the person in Michael Jordan throughout their legendary championship runs guided by Phil Jackson and alongside Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, Ron Harper and Steve Kerr.
After spending 11 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Pippen, who on the time was the franchise’s second all-time chief in factors, assists, and steals, was traded in 1998 to the Houston Rockets in alternate for Roy Rogers and a 2nd spherical decide within the 2000 NBA draft who grew to become Jake Voskuhl.
Throughout his time in Houston, Pippen was teamed with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley.
Apparently, Scottie Pippen virtually grew to become teammates with Silkk The Shocker.
“I don’t know in case you are acquainted with my basketball aspect of it,” Silkk The Shocker informed Daniel Artest, Truck Bryant, Ryan Hollins, Ben Doody and myself in a dialogue through Heavy on Lakers not too long ago.
Silkk The Shocker was a profitable 90s and 2000s rapper and actor signed below No Restrict Information.
In 1999, his Made Man album went licensed platinum by the RIAA after promoting over 3.5 million data in america and 5 million copies worldwide.
Silkk the Shocker is the uncle to Romeo Miller. He’s additionally the brother of hip hop mogul, Grasp P. Grasp P has a longtime reference to the NBA. In 1998, he was signed to a preseason contract by the Charlotte Hornets. In 1999, he received an analogous take care of the Raptors. He by no means appeared in an NBA recreation, nevertheless. He had a short stint within the CBA, with the Fort Wayne Fury, in addition to within the Worldwide Basketball League and the American Basketball Affiliation. He appeared within the NBA’s Superstar Recreation over All-Star weekend twice, in 2008 and 2017. “I used to be actually good developing,” mentioned Silkk the Shocker.
“Even with the Houston group [Rockets] I used to be round them on a regular basis they usually softly provided me a contract with the Houston group. However, what they have been providing I may make that in a single present. If I might have recognized what I do know now, I most likely would have did it, and signed it simply to say I did it.
That’s an enormous deal!
Enjoying alongside Hakeem Olajuwon actually is the dream no pun supposed! A U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Hakeem Olajuwon performed within the NBA for 17 seasons largely for the Rockets. One of many 50 Best NBA gamers of All Time and arguably one of many high 5 facilities within the league with the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Invoice Russell, Olajuwon received two NBA Championships whereas with the Rockets.
The way in which his recreation was poetry in movement, Olajuwon averaged 21 factors and 11 rebounds per recreation throughout his NBA profession.
“I used to be with them on a regular basis,” recounts Silkk The Shocker. “Summer season. [Scottie] Pippen, [Hakeem] Olajuwon all of them we performed. I used to be taking part in at excessive degree, I simply didn’t take it critically.”