Michael Jordan Expresses Disapproval of Son’s Relationship with Larsa Pippen
NBA legend Michael Jordan has finally unveiled his sentiments about his son Marcus’ romantic involvement with Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen, and his response may come as a surprise.
Michael Jordan was approached by reporters while leaving a restaurant in Paris last week, inquiring about his thoughts on Marcus dating Larsa and, more specifically, his approval of the relationship.
“Hey, Mr. Jordan, what do you think about Marcus and Larsa Pippen together?” a paparazzo can be heard asking in a video acquired by TMZ. “You approve of it?
Michael Jordan’s response was a resounding, “No.”
While addressing the reporters’ inquiries, the renowned Space Jam star refrained from explicitly stating the reason behind his disapproval. Speculation suggests that the disapproval might stem from the noticeable age gap between Larsa, 48, and Marcus, 32.
However, the more likely cause is the complex history involving Larsa Pippen. As a cast member of the Real Housewives of Miami reality TV franchise, she is the ex-wife of Michael Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammate, Scottie Pippen, with whom she has four children. The intricate interconnections among the parties involved could potentially contribute to Jordan’s reservations regarding the relationship.
The highly publicized discord between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen is extensively documented. The 2020 ESPN miniseries, “The Last Dance,” provided an in-depth account of their shared experience as teammates on the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s.
One episode of the series delved into Scottie’s controversial decision to delay surgery during the offseason, which consequently impacted his availability and performance during the ’97-’98 season. Scottie’s choice to prioritize his summer plans over his rehabilitation led to increased trade rumors and added strain to their already tense dynamic. The episode shed light on the complexities of their relationship and the challenges they faced as teammates during that pivotal period.
“I thought Scottie was being selfish,” Michael Jordan remarked of this decision in the documentary. Pippen has since stated that he felt “wounded and disappointed.” The Last Dance provided a revealing portrayal of Scottie Pippen’s character, showcasing the tumultuous dynamics between him and Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan’s comments and portrayal of Pippen in the series further intensified the strain between the two players, resulting in a significant rift. It seems that this longstanding discord is now impacting Jordan’s relationship with his son’s girlfriend, Larsa Pippen. The complex history and unresolved issues between Jordan and Larsa’s ex-husband, Scottie Pippen, may be contributing factors to the tension. The ripple effects of their strained relationship are now being felt in the context of Marcus’ romantic involvement with Larsa.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.