Larsa Pippen appears to still have a close relationship with son Scottie Pippen Jr. despite her separation from Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. According to reports, the couple officially divorced on December 15, 2021, several years after reaching a divorce settlement.
Recently, Scottie Pippen Jr. was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers before the start of the NBA 2023-24 regular season. During an appearance on “It Is What It Is” with Mays, rapper Cam’ron expressed his thoughts on the situation and blamed Larsa Pi for her son’s dismissal from the Lakers. Peng.
“All it takes is a phone call,” Camron said. “Michael Jordan called Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson called Jeanie Buss, shut it down. You gave your son a job in this public garbage.”
Camron’s comments suggest that Pippen’s son may not have made the team’s final roster just because of a phone call from Michael Jordan. This is mainly because Larsa Pippen has received attention due to her relationship with Jordan’s son Marcus Jordan.
Meanwhile, Scottie Pippen Jr. originally signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2022 as an undrafted player. The former Vanderbilt guard also signed a two-way contract with the team. He performed well in the preseason and earned a spot on the Lakers roster, where he played in six games last season.
In his brief playing time, he averaged 2.3 points in 5.3 minutes of limited playing time. In this year’s preseason, he averaged more than 15.7 minutes per game, scoring 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
As the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, there are expectations and pressure to live up to his legacy. Making it to the NBA is never easy, even if one’s father won six championships with Michael Jordan.
Larsa Pippen talks Scottie Pippen Jr. and Preston Pippen love Marcus Jordan
Although Larsa Pippen faced public criticism for her relationship with Scottie Pippen Jr., she mentioned in a 2023 Marca article that her sons love Marcus Jordan.
“(My kids), they love Marcus,” Pippen said. “Like, they love him, and I feel like we talk about the same things. So when I talk about basketball with my oldest son, Scotty, Marcus is in the conversation. (Then when I) talk to my son, Pre Stone was talking about the fashion side of basketball, and Marcus has a clothing store — he has a boutique — so he was able to get involved. It was a good fit for us as a family.”
Judging from Pippen’s comments, Marcus Jordan seems to be aligned with each of his sons’ life interests. For Scotty Pippen Jr., it was about the NBA and basketball, while for Preston Pippen, it was about fashion.
Jordan’s wealth of knowledge and rapport with her two sons made the situation more manageable for all of them, without the noise and drama of the outside world.