Though many people know Larsa Pippen as one of Kim Kardashian West’s good friends, the Real Housewives of Miami alum is actually the estranged wife of NBA legend, Scottie Pippen. The mother-of-four has been in the news lately amid the debut of ESPN’s The Last Dance. The film follows the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls team on their quest for a sixth championship.
It seems that Pippen is using the moment when the spotlight has been put on her soon-to-be-ex-husband to stay relevant. One moment it seems like the socialite is praising the former NBA star, and the next minute she seems to be dragging him.
Scottie Pippen fans are tired of Larsa Pippen talking about him
One of the most talked-about aspects of The Last Dance is the pay disparity that Scottie Pippen experienced while playing on the Chicago Bulls. While Michael Jordan was making upward of $30 million a year in salary alone, Pippen, one of the best players in the league at the time was pulling in only $2 million. The revelation has been deeply upsetting to some fans.
In an effort to try and defend her husband and perhaps herself, Larsa Pippen attempted to clap back at the accusations that Pippen was not paid his worth. “Thx for your concern Scottie did ok #TheLastDance,” she tweeted along with an article to back her claim. However, fans were not here for the 45-year-old’s interjection.
“Felt bad Scottie Pippen earned less on what he deserved to receive but I felt more for Scottie because his cheater wife is about to partake half of his discounted hard-earned money,” one fan tweeted. “Larsa Pippen is hilarious…acting like she didn’t get with Scottie for the money. I CANNOT WITH HER.”
Larsa Pippen claims she never cheated on Scottie Pippen
The Pippens have filed for divorce twice. First in 2016 before reconciling and then in 2018. However, between these filings, it was rumored that Larsa Pippen had been carrying on an affair with rapper, Future.
At the time, TMZ Sports reported that Larsa was seen getting cozy with the rapper. However, sources close to her claimed that she only began seeing the Atlanta-native after her husband had been inappropriate with other women.
Still, the cheating rumors have persisted, with Larsa constantly coming to her own defense. “I was married to him for 20 years, I did everything for him and my family,” she said in a since-deleted tweet. “People change and that’s what really happened. Most people can’t even imagine being in a relationship for a week so I know it’s beyond imagination… Cheating wasn’t the problem.”
Larsa Pippen shaded Scottie Pippen
Though she was just coming to his defense a few weeks ago, it looks like the tables have turned. In a recent Instagram post, Larsa shared a sultry selfie, captioning it, “find someone who’ll put u first!!” Immediately, fans jumped into her comments.
“That’s what scottie did smh,” one fan wrote, “he was loyal to you no? Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t you do adultery first?” another added. Yet again, Larsa was forced to defend herself, but she did so by shading her ex-husband.
“How do u know that?” the Real Housewives alum clapped back. “Stop tripping dude u don’t know what you’re talking about. I held him down and still do. Just bc I don’t air his dirty laundry doesn’t mean it doesn’t stink I just don’t wanna do his laundry anymore. I did everything for him literally everything.”