Small Forward: Scottie Pippen (99.7 WS)
Now that Batman has been selected to our all-time starting five here, it’s only right we invite Robin to the party as well. Long-fabled as the man who helped Michael Jordan get over the hump and win his first of many championships, it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have Scottie Pippen here.
Playing 17 long seasons in the league, Pippen spent the majority of that time with Chicago. Following Pippen’s promotion to the starting lineup during his sophomore season, the Bulls would go on to win 6 titles in their next 10 attempts (and 6 of 8 in years Jordan was a full participant).
No all-time Bulls team would be complete without Scottie Pippen, and his win shares reflect that.
In true Robin fashion, Pippen ranks 2nd in points, 2nd in assists, 2nd in steals, 3rd in rebounds, and 4th in blocks on Chicago’s all-time total leaderboard. He’s practically plastered all over the Bulls’ record books, regardless of where you look. He was so good that Chet Walker and Luol Deng, Chicago’s 3rd and 6th-best players all-time in win shares, unfortunately won’t crack this list.
As mentioned in the previous slide, as good as Scottie was, his win shares total is still less than half of Jordan’s. Perhaps it’s for this reason Pippen to this day feels a bit of insecurity regarding his status in the Chicago Bulls record books. No matter how much damage Pippen continues to do to his legacy following retirement, no one can deny that he’ll always have a special place in the hallowed halls of Bulls history.
2nd string: Chet Walker (67 WS, 3rd all-time)
3rd string: Luol Deng (58.4 WS, 6th all-time)