Shawn Kemp shares why he wasn't traded for Scottie Pippen in 1994 : "They were going to burn down the stadium!"
2023/05/22

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In 1994, Chicago Bulls' GM, Jerry Krause, almost traded Scottie Pippen for Shawn Kemp of the Seattle Supersonics. Pippen had a career year in 1993-1994 but couldn't bring any more titles to the Bulls. The trade was stopped by the people of Seattle who loved "The Reign Man" and threatened to burn down the stadium if he was traded. Kemp and Gary Payton had great chemistry and presented tough competition for years to come. It's unknown whether having Pippen instead of Kemp would have been the missing piece for the Sonics.

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