Michael Jordan was apparently joking about his disapproval of son’s relationship with Larsa Pippen

Peter Dewey
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Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan reportedly was joking when he said he didn’t approve of his son’s relationship with Larsa Pippen.

Earlier this month, a clip surfaced of Jordan saying, “No,” when asked if he approved of the relationship.

However, it appears the six-time NBA champion was just joking when he made the comments.

Marcus Jordan revealed on his podcast with Pippen – Separation Anxiety – that his father reached out after making the comments, saying they were in jest and that he doesn’t have a problem with the couple’s relationship.

According to TMZ, Pippen told the younger Jordan that she feels much better after the elder Jordan’s revelation.

“I feel good right now,” Pippen said. “I feel like we talked it through.”

Following the initial leak of the Bulls legend’s comments, Pippen said that she was “traumatized” by the comments.

It’s certainly a tricky relationship, as Pippen is the ex-wife of Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, who played with the elder Jordan and won six titles with him. The two are one of the greatest duos in the history of the NBA, as they led the Bulls to multiple three-peats during their time with the franchise.

The elder Jordan is arguably the greatest player in NBA history, but it’s been his son that has made the headlines lately because of his relationship with Larsa Pippen.

It’s unclear if the elder Jordan and Scottie Pippen have had any discussions about the relationship, but it appears that the legendary Bulls guard has given his son his blessing.

The elder Jordan was a 14-time All-Star and five-time MVP during his storied career. He is a Hall of Famer, won 10 scoring titles, six NBA titles and was named NBA Finals MVP six times.

For his career, the elder Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the field.

In his post-playing career, the elder Jordan has owned the Charlotte Hornets, but he recently reached an agreement to sell his stake in the team. It’s unclear if he has any plans to remain involved in the NBA front office of a franchise going forward.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball, football and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.