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Barack Obama sends Scottie Pippen hand written birthday card

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Scottie Pippen Says He Was The "LeBron James" Of His Time

Getting some of Barack Obama's time is one thing, but getting a hand written birthday card? You'd have to be pretty special to receive one of those. Scottie Pippen made the cut, Tweeting out a picture of the card Obama sent him for his recent birthday.

Pippen just hit a milestone, turning 50 years old on September 25th. Obama's wishes are a bit delayed, but nonetheless, it's still a cool memento for Pippen to frame and hang with his collection of life achievements that includes an All-Star game MVP and six NBA championship rings. His number has also been retired by the Chicago Bulls.

The letter, put on a special "White House" card, reads: "Scottie — Happy 50th Birthday, brother... hope you are well even if we all lose some vertical at this age!"

Obama isn't that much older than Pippen, currently 54 years of age. Barack is known to be a fan of anything Chicago, and especially a fan of Bulls' basketball. He was in attendance opening night when the Bulls faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and is known for making pretty good picks when March Madness rolls around each year.

Pippen played 17 seasons in the NBA, but is best known as a role player in several of the Bulls' championship runs, where they won six titles in eight years. He, of course, was one of Michael Jordan's go-to guys, averaging 19.9 points per game during those eight seasons.

See Pippen throughout his NBA career:

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Barack Obama sends Scottie Pippen hand written birthday card
Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen, left, spreads out to block Philadelphia 76ersâ Harsey Hawkins under the basket during first quarter action of Saturdayâs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Chicago on May 6, 1991. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan, left, gets a pat from teammate Scottie Pippen during third quarter action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Chicago, Wednesday, June 6, 1991. The Bulls beat the Lakers 107-86 to tie the NBA Championship series at one game each. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen raises his arms in victory after the Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 to take the NBA championship in five games at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., June 13, 1991. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Chicago Bullsâ Scottie Pippen argues with referee Bill Oakes after he was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter after throwing the ball at Oakes during game two of the NBA Eastern Conference. Finals at New Yorkâs Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, May 25, 1993. The Knicks won 96-91 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen celebrates hitting a 3-pointer with 61 second to play against the New York Knicks, Friday, June 4, 1993, Chicago, Ill. Chicago defeated New York 96-88 for the Eastern Division Title. Pippen closed the series with 24 points. (AP Photo/John Swart)
The Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen gets doused in the locker-room after the Bulls beat the Suns 99-98 win their third consecutive NBA title in Phoenix, Sunday, June 20, 1993. (AP Photo/Scott Troyanos)
The Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen shoots over pressure from Phoenix Suns Richard Dumas in the first quarter of game 4 of the NBA Finals in Chicago, Wednesday, June 16, 1993. (AP Photo/John Swart)
The Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan, left, Bill Cartwright, center, and Scottie Pippen, right, show off the teams three NBA Championship trophies during a celebration rally downtown, Tuesday, June 22, 1993, Chicago, Ill. The Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 99-98 Sunday in Phoenix to win their third consecutive NBA title. The man in the front left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
The Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen sits on the floor during a break in the action of the third quarter of the Semifinal Playoff Game with the New York Knicks in Chicago, Friday, May 13, 1994. Questions are being asked after Pippen sat on the bench as the Bulls beat the Knicks 104-102, on Toni Kukoc's last second shot. (AP Photo/John Swart)
The Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen talks with reporters Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in Seattle. The Bulls lead the Seattle SuperSonics 3-0 in the NBA Finals. Game 4 is Wednesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen shoots over New Jersey Nets' Kerry Kittles in the first quarter Saturday, March 29, 1997, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Michael S. Green)
Chicago Bulls player Jason Caffey, left, and Scottie Pippen celebrate thier 89-80 victory over the Hawks in Atlanta Sunday, May 11, 1997. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series 3 games to 1. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton)
FILE - In this June 11, 1997 file photo, Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen, right, embraces an exhausted Michael Jordan following their 90-88 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, in Salt Lake City. An auction company says Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals have sold for more than $100,000. The shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
FILE - In this May 31, 1998 file phot,o Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen flies towards the basket in front of Indiana Pacers' Mark Jackson (13) during the first quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Chicago. Two-time NBA MVP Karl Malone, six-time champion Scottie Pippen, and two of the great U.S. Olympic champions are finalists for the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame who were announced on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)
Former Houston Rockets forward Scottie Pippen holds his new jersey in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, as he meets the press for the first time after it was announced Pippen was being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for six players. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Former Houston Rockets forward Scottie Pippen wears his new uniform during the Portland Trail Blazers' media day in Tualatin, Ore., Monday, Oct. 4, 1999. The Blazers announced Saturday that they had acquired Pippen from Houston in exchange for six players. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers' Scottie Pippen reacts after a call in favor of the Seattle SuperSonics in the first quarter Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Portland Trail Blazers forward Scottie Pippen dunks the ball for two of his 12 points as the Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 105-97, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers forward Scottie Pippen, left, scoops up a loose ball as Denver Nuggets guard Voshon Lenard covers from the side in the first quarter in Denver on Saturday, March 9, 2002. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Portland Trail Blazers' Scottie Pippen reacts after getting his third foul during the first half of Game 2 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, April 25, 2002, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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