TMZ- Scottie Pippen and his wife are FURIOUS at Christian Laettner -- claiming he still hasn't paid them back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he owes them ... and they want to collect, NOW.
Around 2007, Pippen invested a ton of money with Laettner and his partners to buy a stake in the Memphis Grizzlies ... but when the deal fizzled, he never got his money back.
Pippen sued Laettner and his partners and was awarded a $2.5 million judgment -- but have NOT received the full amount.
Sources connected to the case tell us Laettner still owes at least $600,000 to the Pippens.
Wait, wait, wait....the guy that has a biographical documentary dedicated to his career that is called 'I Hate Christian Laettner' isn't the type of person with whom you should trust your finances? Who knew?! I thought the person whose historical college basketball career is only equally as responsible for his fame as his ability to not giving a fuck what anyone thinks about him would definitely feel some sort of obligation to uphold his monetary commitments.
Hey Scottie, all due respect to you and your family, but this one is on you bro. I hope you get repaid in due time, but you certainly don't have the right to expect that to come to fruition. Not when you went all-in with an alumni of one the most morally compromised of alma maters. Giving money to Christian Laettner is like sponsoring your alcoholic Uncle in a Vegas poker tournament. The potential for profit is technically there, but the odds certainly aren't in your favor. Thinking of it as anything other than a sunk cost is the fastest way to find yourself disappointed.
I honestly don't think I would trust any Dukie with my investments. You can call me prejudice, but the Christian Laettner's, Jon Scheyer's, Greg Paulus', and Grayson Allen's of the world fit the pyramid scheme prototype. No doubt in my mind Charles Ponzi was a Duke graduate. If Enron didn't go belly-up they would probably have a pipeline from the locker room of Cameron Indoor. Just a bunch of ethically questionable basketball players that couldn't make it in the pros replicating those shady practices in the business world. The blue collars on their jerseys aren't putting me off their scent as eventual white collar criminals.