Metta Sandiford-Arest (formerly known as Ron Artest) spoke about when he started respecting Scottie Pippen’s offensive ability to Brandon Robinson of Bally Sports.
“I didn’t respect Scottie’s offensive greatness until everyone kept talking about it,” Artest told Robinson.
Pippen was always known for his outstanding defense and for being Michael Jordan’s sidekick, but the season that Jordan was not there, Pippen averaged 22.0 points per game on 49% shooting in 1994.
He also had career averages of 16.1 points per game on 47% shooting.
Pippen was an elite offensive player.
Artest is a former Defensive Player of The Year and NBA All-Star who has played for the Lakers, Rockets, Knicks, Pacers, Kings and Bulls.