Friday, February 16, 2007

Scottie, You're Kidding... Right?

by SonDog
The first thought that comes to mind is... Wait... what?

Let's say you're the Phoenix Suns and you are in need of another player, preferably a seasoned veteran, to come off the bench and provide depth. Maybe a solid 10-15 minutes a game... play within the up-tempo flow... some semblance of defense... basically fill a void until Marion or Diaw can come back into the game. Would you even for a moment consider bringing Scottie Pippen on board?

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Pippen would consider coming out of retirement for the right situation. He's quoted as saying, "Taking this break, it feels amazing. I'm looking at somewhere I could play maybe 15 minutes. I'm not trying to be a big-money guy or anything, [just trying to] get with a team I can help in the playoffs."

Pippen goes on to say, "I mean, don't get me wrong, the money would be nice. Seriously, what other motivation would I have? I mean, I've basically blown my load the last few years on gambling with Mike, so I'm kind of screwed. I'm broke bitch!!! Really, I'll play point-forward for food at this juncture. I was good once, you know?"

Pippen, with empty hands.

What, were B.J. Armstrong and Will Perdue not available? Pippen's last year in the NBA was an injury-plagued 2003-2004 campaign in which he looked incredibly old. Like, really man. Really, really oooooooold. I see a comeback ending badly. Like shattered kneecap or prostate surgery-bad.

The sure-fire Hall of Famer is 41 now and claims to be in the best shape of his life. Not sure it it is all thanks to Bowflex. But I know from the commercials that for just $29.99 a month and 30 minutes three times a week, you can get in the best shape of your life too, all from the #1 home-gym in America... Bowflex.


the butler said...

I'm not really sure what to think on this one. I LOVED Pippen about a decade ago when he still kicked ass. Hell, maybe he would be a good 8th man somewhere.

The one quote that summed it all up: "if he's in as good of shape as he says he is..."

But really, apart from making a trade, what options truly exist out there? Who else is there that would be a better "come out of retirement option"? Keith Van Horn? Christian Laettner? Doug Christie? Steve Smith?

If I were a Phoenix fan I'd take Pippen over any of those douchebags.

Why don't they try to trade James Jones or Marcus Banks? And they already got Jalen Rose, right? Shouldn't that have solved all their problems?

OZ said...

Why throw Doug under the bus? Hasn't the guy taken enough abuse? Besides, one thing that's never been in question is his ability to play exactly the type of role the Suns are looking for, and if anybody disagrees with that they haven't been watching Clippers games.