While there are legitimate questions about the move that can and should be asked, in response to the vitriol of the previous poster to one of the 50 best players in NBA history and a man without whom Jordan wouldn't have gotten a single ring, I have one thing to say, with all hope that Mr. FrostyFreeze will forgive me biting on his graphic just this once:
... I'd gladly hate on Pippen -- but the coach didn't draw up the play for me to get the last shot, and so I'm not going to go on the court. I also have a migraine. If anything, the other guys on the team owe me an apology for playing with their sorry fat butts.
Pippen also has MJ to thank for being undeservedly selected as one of the 50 greatest NBA players.
"Or F*ckin' Bevacqua, who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a F*ckin' boat." -- Tommy Lasorda (for Guru Zim!)
Also, with sports, you have to remember that players may get successively better/worse with practice/age/injuries, etc. So rather than just an outlier, this may be the starting point of a trend that moves Sprewell up to a 40% 3pt shooter.