Originally drafted by the Seattle Supersonics with the fifth overall pick in the the 1987 NBA Draft, Pippen was traded on the same day to the Chicago Bulls for eighth overall pick Olden Polynice.
Which of these guys do you remember? Exactly.
Even though Pippen was not a direct draft pick of the Bulls, his acquisition on draft night and being in the draft class would qualify him as the Bulls' pick in my book.
Acquiring Pippen allowed the Bulls to pair Michael Jordan with his greatest running mate. With Pippen at his side, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls went on to win six NBA Championships.
Pippen was a great defender and a great second threat scorer to Jordan.
When Jordan took his first retirement in 1993, Pippen led the Bulls in pretty much all statistics.
The Bulls made it to the semi-finals that year in the Eastern Conference, but ultimately fell to the New York Knicks in seven games.
Still, Pippen was able to prove that he still was a superstar player, even without Jordan at his side.
Pippen has been noted as the one of the 50 greatest players of all time and is arguably one of the greatest Bulls of all time.
He is one of five Bulls enshrined at the United Center, including Michael Jordan, Bob Love and Jerry Sloan.
Pippen is a Hall-of-Famer and one of the greatest picks in Bulls history.