Pippen Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan led Bulls to six NBA titles

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    Scottie Pippen will be presented by his former Chicago Bulls teammate when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. (Published Friday, Aug. 13, 2010)

    Fittingly, Scottie Pippen had Michael Jordan by his side again when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Pippen was presented by his former Chicago Bulls teammate Friday night.  Each inductee is presented by a current Hall of Famer. Jordan was enshrined last year.

    "Who knew that No. 23 would be here 23 years later presenting me into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame," Pippen said. "Michael, you have touched so many peoples' lives but none quite like mine. Thank you for being the best teammate. I will always cherish that experience."

    Pippen and Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles, were part of the Dream Team that highlights the class along with Karl Malone and the 1960 U.S. Olympic team.

    "I want to thank everyone for supporting me throughout my career. To all these Hall of Famers here today, thank you for paving the road for me to have something to challenge myself at everyday. It's an honor," he said at a press conference Friday morning.

    Malone was presented by former Knicks center Willis Reed.