Scotty Pippen Jr, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, is now a teammate of Malik Beasley, who dated his mom, Larsa Pippen.
Beasley was traded to the LA Lakers following a major deal involving Russell Westbrook.
Breaking: The Lakers are finalizing deal to land D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt.
The Jazz will send Mike Conley and picks to the Timberwolves, while Russell Westbrook and a lightly protected 2027 LA first-round pick head to the Jazz, sources tell @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/Fav40iF5pI
— ESPN (@espn) February 9, 2023
This new arrangement could potentially create some awkwardness between the two players, as Beasley previously had a relationship with Scotty’s mother, Larsa Pippen, that lasted for approximately one year back in 2020.
The relationship between Beasley and Larsa Pippen ultimately ended on a sour note, with Larsa publicly calling out Beasley after he decided to return to his former partner and the mother of his child, Montana Yao.
This past history between Beasley and the Pippen family has not gone unnoticed by fans, who have taken to social media to express their thoughts on the situation.
Malik Beasley and Larsa Pippen 👀
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) December 1, 2020
When Scottie Pippen Jr sees Malik Beasley at the Lakers practice facility pic.twitter.com/yk2jHklCto
— Brock Landers 🫐 (@theMEZ9) February 9, 2023
Scottie Pippen Jr. when Malik Beasley pulls up in Los Angeles. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aqagLZ1612
— BRYANT (@bryant_gotgame) February 9, 2023
scottie pippen jr coming out of his room one morning just to see malik beasley making grits in the kitchen
— ALBUM MODE MAAR (@MAARRespecter) February 9, 2023
Despite the potential for awkwardness, both Scotty Pippen Jr and Malik Beasley are professional athletes and are likely to focus on working together for the benefit of the team.
Lakers fans are eagerly anticipating the new addition of Beasley and the impact he will have on the team, while Scottie Pippen Jr continues to develop his skills and contribute to the Lakers’ success.
While there is some history between Beasley and the Pippen family, both players are professional and are likely to put their focus on helping the team succeed. With the Lakers looking to make a deep playoff run this season, the basketball world will be watching to see how this new dynamic plays out on the court.