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Scottie Pippen’s Greatest Moments: The Ewing Dunk

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Twenty-four years ago today, the Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen threw down the best dunk of his NBA career.

Pippen put New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing on a poster during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Pippen jumped over Patrick Ewing and slams home a ferocious dunk. On his way back down No Tippin’ Pippen stands over the defeated Ewing and stared him down. Pippen then walked over to Spike Lee (the world’s most famous Knicks fan) who was sitting court-side and told him to sit down and shut up.

Of course, neither Ewing nor Spike Lee were pleased with Pippen, who received a technical foul.

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Chicago came away with the victory in Game 6, but New York won the decisive Game 7 to advance to the conference finals.

Pippen explained his reaction after the dunk:

“It was one of those games where we were playing against the Knicks and we were frustrated and tired of them holding and pulling and doing things of that nature,” Pippen recalled. “I think that after that dunk, I sort of overreacted, almost trying to push [Ewing] into the stands.”

Pippen was asked about his best career dunk, and he said that without question, “The Ewing Dunk” is his best dunk of all-time:

“That’s probably got to be at the top,” he said. “Any time you dunk over a seven-footer and a so-called shot blocker, it’s something. It’s probably one of the most replayed dunks of mine that you see.”

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