Unguarded / Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush.
- ISBN: 9781982165192
- ISBN: 1982165197
- Physical Description: xxiv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prologue -- Hamburg -- I got game -- Bigger man on campus -- My kind of town -- Starting over -- The first hurdle -- Phil in the void -- On a mission -- The first dance -- Together again -- From one dream to another -- Third time's a charm -- 1.8 seconds -- He's back -- Two more rings -- The last dance -- Go West, old man -- My last dance.
An unflinching memoir from the six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer, revealing how Scottie Pippen, the youngest of twelve, overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of the greatest basketball dynasty of the last fifty years. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small town of Hamburg, Arkansas, enduring two family tragedies along the way, to become a revered NBA legend? How did the scrawny teen, overlooked by every major collegiate basketball program, go on to become the fifth overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft? And, perhaps most compelling, how did Pippen set aside his ego (and his own limitless professional ceiling) in order for the Bulls to become the most dominant basketball dynasty of the last half century? In Unguarded Pippen reveals never-before-told stories about some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go. He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the facilitator for the offense and the anchor for the defense. On the 30th anniversary of the Bulls' first championship, Pippen is finally giving millions of adoring basketball fans what they crave; a raw, unvarnished look into his life, and role within one of the greatest, most popular teams of all time.
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