Remember when Scottie Pippen was considering making a comeback toward the end of the NBA regular season? One of the hot rumors was that he was coming back not because he wanted to win a title, but because a serious of bad investments had placed him in dire need of some cash.

We don't know what the problem could be, though, because, according to Darren Rovell at CNBC, Pippen is raking in some cash through farm subsidies. According to Rovell, "From 2003-2005, Pippen earned $78,945 in government checks for land he controls in Arkansas." This for a guy who made about $110 million throughout his NBA career.

So this is what Farm Aid was all about! Scottie Pippen! This is our country ...

Pippen Is "Down On The Farm" [CNBC]