On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Malik Beasley from the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade. When that news came down, social media immediately thought of Scotty Pippen Jr. and his mental health.
That is because Beasley was dating his mom, Larsa Pippen, for a couple of months back in 2020 while she was still married to his dad.
Due to Beasley’s dating history with Larsa Pippen, sports analyst Shannon Sharpe stated that Scotty needs to demand out from the Lakers.
“If I’m Scotty Pippen Jr., I want a trade,” he said. “Malik Beasley coming to my team, I got to go. I’ma fight it.”
Beasley is putting up 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this season. He has a real shot to start for the Lakers at the shooting guard spot.
Pippen has played in just six NBA games in his young career. He’s averaging 2.3 points in 5.3 minutes per game in those six appearances. He doesn’t actually have the leverage to request a trade, nor would any team give up anything to acquire him.
The Lakers have made a number of trades that will surely improve the team going forward.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.