It turns out Larsa Pippen, ex-wife of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, is dating Michael Jordan’s son Marcus. The two were spotted having a cozy dinner at Catch Steak in New York City, according to reports. Social media users are wondering what Michael and Scottie think about this latest development.
Of course Scottie and Michael were legendary teammates on the Chicago Bulls, leading the team to six titles during the 1990s. They formed arguably the best duo in NBA history. But since their playing days have ended, all is not well with the former teammates.
Scottie took particular issue with how he was portrayed in “The Last Dance,” a sports television series that focused on the 1997-98 Bulls, the sixth and final championship season of the Jordan and Pippen era. As Michael was the producer, he felt his former teammate played him a bit.
“They glorified Michael Jordan while not giving nearly enough praise to me and my proud teammates,” Scottie wrote in his November 2021 memoir, “Unguarded.” “Michael deserved a large portion of the blame. The producers had granted him editorial control of the final product. The doc couldn’t have been released otherwise. He was the leading man and the director. I had expected much more. When I was first told about it over a year earlier, I couldn’t wait to tune in, knowing it would feature rare footage.”
Some people are wondering if Larsa started seeing Marcus on purpose to rub it in to her ex-husband. Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t. Larsa, 48, and Marcus, 31, are grown adults, they can see whomever they want. It’s kind of awkward given Scottie and Michael’s history, but so what?
As a reality television star and onetime friend of Kim Kardashian, Larsa travels in circles that athletes frequent. Whether it be Miami, Los Angeles, or NYC. These are destinations young rich people, especially athletes, like to frequent.
“It’s almost like a nurse and a doctor — if you’re a nurse and you’ve worked in a hospital, you’re more likely to like have friends that are doctors,” she previously told Us in January. “So I feel like I’ve been in the basketball world for so long that I feel like I’m just surrounded by that world. It’s not like I go look for it. It’s just there, you know?”
For now the couple are trying to keep their relationship private out of respect to their family members. But given that she’s famous and Marcus is the son of the most famous athlete of all time, it will be hard to keep things quiet.
Marcus played college basketball at the University of Central Florida but wasn’t an NBA prospect. He is the owner of the Trophy Room in Orlando, Florida, an upscale boutique sneaker store offering exclusive Jordan sneakers and collaborations with top brands, including the Upper Deck Card Company and Nike.
“I have happy memories with my family. In the trophy room growing up my dad had game-worn shoes, all the awards, all the memorabilia,” Marcus said. “There will be parts of that within the Trophy Room store with game-worn shoes on display, photographs of us inside the original trophy room, various family photos, and videos that exude that warm feeling.”
The boutique is modeled after the “original” trophy room in the former Jordan family home in Illinois.