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Court Dismisses Scottie Pippen's Lawsuit Against Media

90s NBA player claimed media reports about his bankruptcy caused his endorsement deals to diminish

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A federal appeals court judge affirmed the dismissal of former Chicago Bulls all-star Scottie Pippen's suit against a number of media outlets on the grounds that the 1992 "Dream Team" player failed to make the case that they "falsely or recklessly" published information about his personal finances that wasn't true, the ruling issued Wednesday said.

The seven-time NBA All Star initially filed a lawsuit in December 2011, claiming a number of websites reported that he had filed for bankruptcy, when he had done no such thing, according to the ruling.