Friday, February 16, 2007

Scottie Pippen is coming back?

Well, that's what he'd like to do:
"I'm thinking of trying to come back for the playoffs," Pippen said. "Something like the last two months of the season, somewhere I can come back and play limited minutes to start, play point forward for someone and build toward the playoffs. It's something I've been thinking about for the last three months."

For Sam Smith's full story, go here.

I'm probably going to end up being in the minority on this one, but I wouldn't do it if I were Miami, Cleveland, Detroit, the Lakers or some other "contender." Pippen is 41. He hasn't played in two years. He says his body has never felt better, and I'm not going to argue with him, but the last time I saw him on an NBA roster in 2003-04, it was his body that kept him off the floor.

Pippen is one of the best ever, and if he wants to give it a try for the veteran's minimum, that's his choice. As a fan, I would hate to see this end up as another sad case of "aging great player missing the life and tarnishing his legacy in the process" syndrome.

Your thoughts?


jb said...

I forget who it was (perhaps Barkley) that said the reason his body feels great is BECAUSE he hasn't played in two years.

Hang it up, Pip. When has this worked for anyone else?

Martin Van Buren said...

Barkelys comments were hilarious. They were actually pretty mean, but true. I heard Pip declared bankruptcy..prolly just wants some extra cash (and another ring obviously).

Millard Fillmore said...

Sweet...I thought I was the only dead president who reads your blog. Go Marty!