Bulls to unveil Pippen statue

CHICAGO (AP) - Just like Mike, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen will get a statue at the United Center in Chicago.

The Chicago Bulls plan to unveil a bronze statue of Pippen, a 7-time All-Star who along with Michael Jordan led them to six championships in the 1990s, at some point next season.

Pippen joined the Bulls after playing in college at the University of Central Arkansas.

The announcement on Wednesday comes less than two weeks after Pippen's induction into the Hall of Fame. He calls it "an unbelievable honor."

The bronze statue will be sculpted by Omri and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany of Highland Park, Ill., who also crafted the famous Jordan statue erected outside the United Center in 1994. Pippen's will be displayed inside the arena.

Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says there's "no better way" to pay tribute to Pippen.

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