Stephen A. Smith took aim at Larsa Pippen for dating Michael Jordan’s son Marcus after being married to Scottie for 24 years, saying ‘there are certain lines that [just] don’t cross!
On Wednesday, the ESPN analyst went public with his thoughts on Larsa’s comments that she was traumatized by Michael Jordan’s disapproval of her relationship with his youngest son, 32, on his self-titled talk show. Marcus and Lisa’s relationship began in January, according to People.
Scottie, 57, and Lisa, 49, were married from 1997 to 2021 and have four children: Scotty Jr., who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers; Preston, Justin and Sophia, who were born between 2000 and 2008.
‘You know that when you found out [Michael] Jordan, you were Pippen’s wife and the mother of his children,” Smith said. ‘So for you, the transition from that to dating her child is awkward to say the least.
‘So she’s sitting there, she’s talking, admitting that it’s probably awkward for Scottie and Michael… do you think, really? Don’t you understand that as a woman? You are a grown woman…
Stephen A. Smith accused Larsa Pippen of complicating Scottie and Michael Jordan’s friendship
Marcus Jordan, 32, and Lisa Pippen, 49, have been officially dating since January of this year.
Lisa, R and NBA legend Scottie, 57, were married for 21 years before divorcing in 2021
‘At one point in time they were family, Scottie Pippen and [Michael Jordan]Smith added. The two Chicago Bulls legends won six NBA titles together and ‘His Airness’ even once revealed that he considers Scottie his ‘greatest teammate’ of all time.
A personal dispute arose between the pair when Pippen disagreed with the way he was portrayed in Netflix’s ‘Last Dance’ miniseries, which revolves around Jordan’s career, with a particular focus on the 1997-season. 98, his last season with the Bulls.
Jordan was a producer on the show, and now their relationship has been further damaged by Marcus dating Lisa, even though Jordan is against it.
“Once again, she was there,” Smith said of Larsa, who has known Marcus since his birth in 1990. Plus, she and Jordan’s youngest son have a 17-year gap. Jordan, 60, and his current wife, Yvette Prieto, 44, have a 16-year age difference.
“I don’t care what kind of guy you are, when you’re dating someone, even if you don’t want them anymore, you don’t want to see them in your face with someone else that you’re close to,” Smith said. of Larsa’s new relationship.
That’s too close to home. There are certain lines you don’t cross.
Jordan and Pippen won six NBA titles together with the Bulls, but now they have a strained friendship.
Pippen and Jordan attend Scottie’s surprise birthday celebration in Chicago in 2012
Larsa and Scottie have four children together. All were born between 2000-2008. Seen in 2015
The US TV personality then begged to pop the question as to why Larsa didn’t go back to her maiden name after Scottie.
‘The former Mrs Pippen didn’t care… I wonder why she still has the name ‘Pippen’. Why don’t you change it? Give people a chance to forget you were Scottie Pippen’s wife, so they won’t snub him to her face!
Last week, Scottie was all smiles when he was spotted in Malibu, going on a date at Soho House with a mystery woman who flashed her bra from the backseat of her car.
And after Larsa revealed she was embarrassed by Jordan’s public disapproval of her relationship with her son, Marcus, ‘MJ’ was seen smoking a cigar while relaxing in Italy on vacation with his second wife.