Scottie Pippen unpacks the power of flexing in the metaverse

Episode 124 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and NBA legend Scottie Pippen and Orange Comet CEO Dave Broome.

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Six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen is making his mark on the metaverse with a digital sneaker collection featuring 1,000 unique ‘SP33’ NFTs.

For the launch, Pippen partnered with Orange Comet — the company that recently helped Sir Anthony Hopkins launch his own NFT collection.

In this episode of The Scoop, Scottie Pippen and Orange Comet CEO Dave Broome discuss how Web3 is creating new ways for celebrities and fans to connect, and share the story behind the upcoming ‘SP33’ NFT collection.

According to Pippen, launching a digital sneaker collection is a way to bring his brand into the digital era.

“I was a big sneakerhead growing up in the NBA world, so this is my opportunity to really resurface back into the sneaker world, but do it from a digital standpoint.”

Not only will holders be able to wear their SP33 shoes around the metaverse, but 33 of the 1,000 NFTs will also come with a real-world sneaker prototype.

During this conversation, Chaparro, Pippen, and Broome also discuss:

  • The intersection of digital and physical goods;
  • Why communities form around NFT collections;
  • How NFTs allow celebrities to leave digital legacies

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