Scottie Pippen condemns Paris terror attacks


On Nov. 14 Paris was hit by a number of unexpected terror attacks, that shook not just France, but the entire world. The terrorist threat felt closer than ever.

At least 129 people were killed in seven coordinated terror attacks.

Many world-known figures expressed regret over what happened and solidarity with the families of the innocent victims. Among them was former NBA star, Scottie Pippen.

“Keeping Paris in my thoughts as well as all who were affected by the senseless acts of violence,” Pippen said Nov. 17 on his Facebook page.

Scottie Pippen won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990’s. In 1996, he was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, and in 2010 became the member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

During his NBA career, Pippen played for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Portland TrailBlazers. Pippen played in a total of 1178 NBA games (1053 started), averaging 16.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 5.2 apg in 34.9 minutes per game.

Pippen was among the members of the Chicago Bulls championship team that visited Paris in the 1997-98 NBA pre-season for exhibition games. The visit was highly documented in the local french press at the time.

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