During the first night of ESPN's The Last Dance, the docuseries highlighted Scottie Pippen’s seven-year contract with the Chicago Bulls worth $18 million, indicating how it became a major point of contention between himself and the organization. It's especially absurd when you compare his deal to some of the NBA players who made more than him in 1991.
His estranged wife Larsa Pippen took to Twitter last night to dispel concerns about Scottie's financial situation by sharing an article claiming that his NBA career earnings totaled over $109 million.
"Thx for your concern Scottie did ok," she wrote. It appears that Pippen is still doing just fine if you just look at his watch game. During their Last Dance interviews, both of them can be seen wearing Roger Dubuis timepieces.
But that's where the similarities end. Jordan is rocking a Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli - Automatic skeleton worth a reported $72,000.
Pippen, meanwhile, is stunting in a limited edition Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon – White Gold watch.
It's reportedly worth the price of a decent house. OK, it's $305,000.
Pippen ended up making a significant amount of money after leaving Chicago, starting with the five-year, $67.2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. After a four-year stint in Portland, Scottie returned to the Bulls in 2003, inking a $10.3 million deal over two years. He only played in 17 games, and announced his retirement following the 2003-04 season.
According to Basketball Reference, Pippen’s earnings were greater than the $93.29 million earned by Jordan at the time of his retirement.