Pippen and Jordan to Reunite at Hall Induction

"I figure if anyone deserves to be on the stage with me, it's him."

By Jenel Nels
|  Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 8:32 AM CDT
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They dominated the hardwood in the 1990's, now the former Bulls 1-2 combination will make headlines together again.

Scottie Pippen selected Michael Jordan to present him during his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday in Springfield, Mass.

"I can't think of a better person to do it," said Pippen on the Chicago Bulls website. "Michael is someone I shared my career with, accomplishing most of what I have accomplished thus far."

Together, Pippen and Jordan accounted for six world championships in eight seasons.

Michael Jordan entered the Hall of Fame last year. One of the first people he recognized in his speech was Pippen.

Pippen said he also considered several other Hall of Famers to present him including, Phil Jackson, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Moses Malone, but Jordan was his first choice.

Pippen said Jordan was "thrilled and overwhelmed" by the invitation, according to the Bulls website.

"I'm excited to have an opportunity to be the first person that he has presented into the Hall of Fame," said Pippen on the Bulls website. "I figure if anyone deserves to be on the stage with me, it's him."

Scottie Pippen will actually receive two inductions into the Hall of Fame on Friday, one as an individual player and the other as a member of the 1992 Dream Team.

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