Pippen mounting a comeback

Las Vegas has a way of extending the careers of former legends in the twilight of their careers by giving them a stage. It might have just done that for former Chicago Bulls’ star Scottie Pippen, who walked into the Key West Room at the Palms Hotel where a media horde had descended upon the Western Conference All-Stars and announced he was ready for a comeback. [ep

“I know that I have the skills,” the 41-year old Pippen said. “It’s been on my mind the last couple of months.” [ep

Pippen retired in October of 2004, but has been working out in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and said that his body is fully healed from the injuries which helped him decide to end his career three years ago. [ep

Asked with team he’d want to return to –with speculation naturally pointing at the Lakers because of Pippen’s ties to Phil Jackson — Pippen said only that he wanted to play for a contending team. [ep

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