The Bulls announced today that recently inducted Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen would be getting his own statue at the United Center to join his teammate Michael Jordan’s:â†µ
â€œWords really canâ€™t express my feelings,â€ Pippen told Bulls.com. â€œItâ€™s an unbelievable honor and truly amazing. Itâ€™s something you dream of as a kid growing up, but you can never foresee those childhood fantasies becoming reality. You see statues of individuals who have done great things and made their mark on history, but as a basketball player, you never really think about arriving at this point. Itâ€™s an amazing honor for the Chicago Bulls to do this for me."â†µ
The article says the statue will be “inside” the UC, unlike Jordan’s, which greets visitors outside. Here’s a little more information:â†µ
The statue will be crafted by Omri and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany of Highland Park, Ill., who also sculpted the famous Michael Jordan statue which was unveiled in January 1994 in conjunction with Jordanâ€™s No. 23 jersey retirement.â†µ
The dedication of the statue is expected to happen sometime near the end of the 2010-11 season.