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Scottie Pippen to star in his own reality show. We’re sorry.

Dec 13, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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It’s a free country. You don’t have to watch this.

You could go to the park and shoot some hoops. Read a book (try “Telegraph Avenue” by Michael Chabon). Go for a bike ride and get some exercise. Play with your dog. Learn how to cook a good risotto.

But know that coming to your television will be Scottie Pippen reality show. We’re sorry but it’s true.

Entertainment industry trade publication The Hollywood Reporter talked about it as part of the shows WE TV is developing (hat tip to SLAM).

The network that’s home to Braxton Family Values, its spinoff Tamar & Vince as well as wedding-themed entries Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding is eyeing similarly themed entries including a docuseries revolving around NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and his wife Larsa and Single Brides….

Big Pippen, from Left Right Productions, revolves around Chicago power couple Larsa and Scottie Pippen. From private jets to designer digs, diamond rings and six NBA championships, the Pippens live a truly charmed life. Add in her overbearing family and his clan from Arkansas, and this duo is living life Big Pippen style.

Again, you don’t have to watch this. Frankly, if you’re reading an NBA blog you’re not likely the target demographic for this one anyway.

But know it and “the Pippen brand” are out there. And it’s coming. And you can’t stop it. All you can do is look away and hope others do as well.

  1. joesaintgermain - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Oh man, I made up a fake Scottie Pippen reality show as a joke a few months ago: http://glitchgoals.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/fake-tv-pitches-vol-i/. Now it’s come true. I feel like I’m 100% responsible for this – sorry, everyone!

  2. fisherhorry - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    “From private jets to designer digs, diamond rings and six NBA championships, the Pippens live a truly charmed life.”

    I thought Pippen was super broke because according to this article, http://www.complex.com/sports/2012/04/money-to-blow-history-of-nba-players-broke/scottie-pippen

    it sounds like Pippen is taking cabs, selling jewelry, and sitting by himself courtside at Bulls games. I think there is a typo.. it should be VH1 and not WE TV.

  3. circuscivics - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Kurt’s snark is so lame and old. Not a reality show guy, but the snarky remarks about the show before it even premiers is phony and contrived.

  4. florida727 - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    According to basketball-reference.com, in 17 seasons, Pippen earned a little over $109 million. Keep in mind, that’s just salary. Endorsements hike the total a decent amount higher. I doubt Pippen is “broke”.

    That said, I say good for him on the new reality TV show. Both people watching it should enjoy it.

  5. glink123 - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Pippen is most definitely broke, but not for reasons typical of most. He literally got robbed blind by his accountant. Seriously. Google it. People who think Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap should realize he’s paying Pippen $500,000 a year to be a “Special Ambassador” for the team purely to help Pip get his financial situation cleaned up. Pippen has several multimillion dollar lawsuits pending on bogus real estate deals signed without his approval by his accountants. They basically robbed him.

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