We’ve apparently been spelling Scottie Pippen’s name wrong for the past 30+ years.
On Friday night, Scotty Pippen Jr. revealed that his father’s name actually ends with a Y.
Scotty Pippen Jr.'s first name is "supposedly" spelled differently than his father's "Scottie."
He just said, his father's name is actually spelled with a "Y" like his, and everyone has spelled it wrong this entire time.
— 𝘼𝙙𝙙𝙖𝙢 𝙈. 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤 (@AddamFrancisco) July 9, 2022
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) July 9, 2022
“My dad’s name is with a Y as well, he just changed it with an, i.e., but we’re both the same.”
Pippen had previously revealed in an interview with Esquire Magazine that he had unofficially changed his name to Scottie because people kept mispronouncing his name as Scott.
It’s really Scotty. But for some reason, when people see it with a y, they shorten it to Scott.
That’s how they announced me at the NBA draft. Scott Pippen. What was I going to do, argue with the commissioner?
Fans were shocked to learn about the Scotty/Scottie name revelation.
Wait a damn second, Scottie Pippen’s real first name is Scotty??? pic.twitter.com/ymBbB72sTR
— Masta Red Snappa (@MastaRedSnappa) July 9, 2022
So we spelling it Scotty now, or still us Scottie?
— 𝙳𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚢 𝚃 (@GeordieBulls) July 9, 2022