MJ's year off gave Pip time to shine

Want proof that Scottie Pippen is an all-time great? Look at the 1993-94 season

Updated: August 31, 2010, 4:07 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

"All I know," joked Scottie Pippen the night of Oct. 28, 1993, "is I'm getting his locker. It's the greatest promotion I've ever had."

And as he started moving into the famous double stall in the Bulls' locker room, a future Hall of Famer began to emerge.

"Michael, I love you," Pippen called out to no one in particular, "but I'm glad to see you go."

No one who witnessed the scene could have thought for a moment that Pippen was glad the team was losing Michael ...

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