The Bulls are retiring Pippen's #33 tonight. 6 championships. 3 All-NBA First Team Selections 7 All-Star Games 1 All-Star Game MVP 8 Consecutive All-Defensive First Team Selections Career averages of 16.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 5.2 apg 40th all-time in socring (18,940) 4th all-time in steals (2307) Only the third player ever to amass 18000 points, 7000 rebounds and 6000 assists (Oscar and Havlicek also managed this) Named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996 Member of two gold-medal winning Olympic teams (1992, 1996) So what does all this add up to? Do you think that, as with the rest of the Bulls roster, he was an interchangeable piece and that MJ was the real reason Chicago won six times? Or do you think he was the unsung hero of those Bulls teams, and that without him, MJ would be remembered as a spectacular player, but not necessarily as a winner? Or is it something in between? My opinion: they needed eachother and were lucky to end up on the same team. I think it's entirely possible that they might each have gone their entire careers without a championship if they hadn't had the good fortune to end up playing together. Your thoughts?