Every fan of the world of basketball will know the exact moment the most powerful duo in the NBA broke up. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen made the Chicago Bulls part of sports history, winning no less than six championship titles together. A friendship that broke up, never to speak again, because of the image that remained in his documentary, The Last Dance.
They will not speak directly, but in interviews, documentaries and autobiographies. At least, by Pippen, who made the mission of trying to end the image of what was once his great companion his own. However, it seems that Jordan would have “given” him an unexpected blow, as his son, Marcus Jordan, has begun a relationship with someone that Pippen would probably never have wanted: his ex-wife and mother of his four children, Larsa Pippen .
It has been the ex-wife of Pippen, 48, who has published an image of both on her Instagram account, taking advantage of an event at the Jordan shoe store in Orlando (USA), making their relationship official before their more than 4.6 million followers on the social network, posing in front of a huge decorative shirt of his father, with his legendary number 23.
It was not the only dart that Larsa Pippen dedicated to Scottie, since next to the image, she wrote: “Checks over stripes”, which means “checked over stripes”, making references to the symbols of Nike (traditionally sponsored by Michael Jordan) and Adidas (from Pippen).
A relationship that was an open secret, since he had already been seen as very complicit for months with Marcus Jordan, 32, on various trips.
The couple has also been heavily questioned from the start. First, due to the obvious age difference between the two, 16 years old; and second, because of the close relationship that both families have always maintained. When Scottie Pippen met Larsa, Michael Jordan was her partner and one of her best friends, and they spend a lot of time together. That included his wife, Juanita Vanoy, and Marcus himself, who was seven years old at the time.
Despite the fact that their divorce -the second after reconciling in 2016- was not as amicable as possible, Scottie Pippen and Larsa have done their best to keep their four children out of everything: Scotty Jr. (22), Preston (20), Justin (17) and Sophia (14).
Since their separation, there have always been rumors and speculation about the personal life of Larsa Pippen, who has been associated with various men, almost all of them linked to the world of basketball.
However, she herself confessed in an interview for her friend Melissa Gorga’s podcast how difficult it was to meet someone given her sentimental history: “I was married to a perfect man, so I don’t know where I’m going to find someone who can fill in that hole”, he lamented just a few months ago.
Among others, Larsa has been linked to the basketball player Tristan Thompson, father of Khloé Kardashian’s children, which inevitably dynamited her intimate friendship with Kim Kardashian, who was also the godmother of her daughter Sophia. Information that she confirmed, only reiterating that the relationships never overlapped: “I introduced him to all of them. It was later that he began to see Khloé.”