Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities. This is also Statue Week. All week I am featuring some beautiful statues. This is a special Friend Encounters Statue Week edition. This is a special Statues Week edition of Friend Encounters.
Today's picture features two champions. Scottie Pippen won six championships with the Chicago Bulls and is Hall of Fame bound at some point. Always obviously overshadowed by Michael Jordan, Pippen still made the list of the Top 50 NBA players of all time. Being second banana to MJ is good and bad, but nobody can deny Pippen's talent.
Bridget Mac didn't win six championships, but she did win a Legends Football League title with the Chicago Bliss and I got to watch it happen. Bridget was the "Voice of the Rookies," always up for a fun interview.
When the Bliss won the Legends Cup several years back, each player got to spend a week with the actual Cup. Bridget took hers to the United Center for a photo op with the statue of Pippen. That makes this a Statue Week feature and a Trophy Week feature!
Bridget Mac in Chicago, IL-October 2014.