Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SCOTTIE PIPPEN - ULTIMATE DEFENDER

Awesome, this video gives me chills...

In my opinion, Scottie was the best defender of our time.  Again my opinion, but anyone who watched the game back then, will tell you the same.  Pip could shutdown anyone, 1-4.  Pippen was always swarming everywhere in that doberman defense, and if he wasn't ripping you, he was swatting your shot, or causing you to alter yours.  Yes, some guys might have been better for a season, or so, but Pippen did it on the defensive end for a very, very long time.  Also, if you disagree with me, then let me know who you think was better back then? 

Just watch this video, and enjoy!  Scottie Pippen ladies and gentleman!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

awww schnappps pippen back up in the heezy

Anonymous said...

the dream was a nightmare for entire teams for pippen's entire career. Hakeem could guard 1-5 too, but more importantly, he could shut down the paint.

Anonymous said...

Hakeem was the greater and more versatile defensive player and he was called on to carry his team offensively.

Docksquad said...

Good points guys with Hakeem. I would say only the "Dream" could compare to Pippen back there on how they changed entire games the defensive side of the ball. I would personally give the edge to Scottie, just because to me, more gamechangers were Guards and Forwards at that time. This might also just be, because I'm very biased as well! haha...thanks for reading and the comments...

-Vik

Anonymous said...

SCOTTIE FOREVER MANNNNEEE

Anonymous said...

C'mon, the Dream could not defend the point and most SGs one-on-one. Scottie could defend 1-4 one-on-one.

Bert said...

scottie could defend 1-3. maybe 4. his ability to shut down the elite speedy quick point guards and dominate low post power forwards is a fairy tale notion. that never happened. a few highlight blocks or steals doesn't summarize an entire game. throw in hakeem being able to do these same things and you guys are living in fantasy land!

WhalesLarry said...

As a Bucks fan, I want to kidnap Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and implant this video in his brain. Even if it gets him, like, 15% of what Pip had.

Anonymous said...

that was an awesome highlight reel. It would be hard to think of a 3rd candidate behind Scottie and Hakeem. Hakeem I would give the slight edge to because the center position and better stats, but I can't think of a better 3 defensively.

Anonymous said...

Disappointed nobody mentioned Rodman. He was guarding 2s through 5s on the Bad Boys, then mainly 3-5s on the Bulls. 2 Defensive Player of the Year awards... don't let the rebounding numbers overshadow his man-on-man defense.

And it doesn't hurt when Phil Jackson calls you the greatest athlete he's ever coached

http://lakers.ocregister.com/2008/08/26/the-greatest-athlete-according-to-jackson/

http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/phil-jackson-dennis-rodman-is-a-hall-of-famer/13092

Look the man up on youtube its pretty nuts.

gerakis100 said...

Rodman... best defender ever... Olajuwon second, Pippen third

Docksquad said...

Thanks for stopping by guys. There were definitely some good points in these comments. Rodman and Hakeem were great defensive players, that's for sure. I just think it's Pip, because he always guarded the other team's best players during our Championship years. And during that time, most of the best players were Guards and forwards. Do we all forget him taking Mark Jackson full court? Or his D on Magic and GP in the Finals? Pip got his hands on everything at the time, it was insane. Just go back and watch some of those old Bulls games, and you will see that he is the catalyst of that doberman D. And that he guarded all the teams best guys! Scottie Pippen FOO!!!

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent post (and clip compilation), and you make a compelling argument. But as a Bulls fan I will never forget the way he cracked against the Pistons in '88-'90. The worst was the game 7 loss in 1990, when Chicago was talented enough to win it all. Pippen: 1-10 FG, 2 points, 42 minutes.

I love Pippen, but you can't rank his defense above Rodman's. Plus, with Jordan in the lineup, Pippen was free to roam--without such a luxury, perhaps his defense would still have been all-world, but it's harder to say.

Alex Guzman said...

Don't forget about Pippen against the '98 Utah Jazz in the Finals. He was guarding his man, but would switch to Greg Ostertag whenever there was an entry pass into the paint.

Obviously, Ostertag was a limited offensive player but Pippen was still able to give the Bulls a quasi-zone look that few other defenders could pull off!

Anonymous said...

"Plus, with Jordan in the lineup, Pippen was free to roam"

It may just be me, but I thought Pip's best year (when he should've won Defensive POY) was 93-94, the whole year he played without Jordan.

ignarus said...

some of those charges he drew in the video definitely had him getting into position after the guy had stopped the dribble, gathered the ball, and began his ascending motion. ain't that a block?

awesome video, incredible defender, just looked weird to me