Scottie Pippen, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Scottie Pippen among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

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According to a well-placed source, Scottie Pippen is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the basketball player's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 26/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Pippen for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 55-year-old basketball player, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Pippen so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the basketball player have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Hamburg Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Hamburg (Scottie Pippen's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the basketball player was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“#PippenPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 25 Nov 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveScottie”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 25 Nov 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Scottie Pippen?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 25 Nov 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Scottie Pippen?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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