That time Scottie Pippen invented a fake trade rumor about himself — and gave it to the press
In the winter of 1995, a frustrated Pip pulled out all the stops to get himself traded — including inventing a fake trade rumor that caught fire.
Craig Sager, TNT: “What about the trade talks? I know you’re close to the situation. You said you want out. Do you think you’ll be traded by February 23rd, the trade deadline?”
Scottie Pippen: “Well, I hope I am. I think the way things are looking now, with the trade deadline closing in, there’s a lot of talk going on from different teams. I’m hearing a …