Is Kobe Ready For His Pippen?
The NBA goes to Vegas for the weekend and we're blinded by the sideshow even before Charles Barkley takes the court to challenge 67-year-old NBA ref Dick Bavetta in a sprint-off. First, Timmay, and now... 41-year-old Scottie Pippen wants to return as a player?!?
Coincidentally, the Lakers are in the midst of their roughest stretch of the season having dropped 7 of 10. Phil and friends are definitely in need of a little somethin' somethin'.
Its been a couple years since Pippen faded out of the hoops scene with the hapless Portland Jailblazers and about a year and a half since Phil tried to coax Pip into an assistant coaching role to provide defensive advice, mentorship for Odom, and possibly a better shot at a championship.
Could Pippen himself be the missing link?
The Times quotes Kobe from today's All-Star media session: "I'm going to tell him there's a place in the triangle for him."
“Scottie Pippen 'Apocalypse'" video after the jump.