Is Scottie Pippen’s Son Preston Pippen Also a Basketball Player Like Him?

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 27, 2024 | Updated on: February 27, 2024
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Preston Pippen is one of the seven children of an American former professional basketball player Scottie Pippen. Like his dad, his mother Larsa Pippen is also a notable personality best known for her appearance in  The Real Housewives of Miami. Born to such reputed parents, Preston’s life has always been the subject of interest to many of his well-wishers.

Since Preston is the son of a former basketball star, many people wonder if the star kid is also following in his father’s footsteps. So, here we have some interesting details about his personal and professional life including his siblings, college, and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Preston Pippen is the second child of his father Scottie Pippen with his second wife Larsa Pippen.
  • He grew up with his three siblings Scotty Pippen Jr., Justin Pippen, and Sophia Pippen. Among his three half-siblings, his two siblings Antron and Tyler are no more but his one sister Taylo is still alive and has a successful career in finance.
  • Preston played basketball at Sierra Canyon High School and his current stats are not known.
  • As per his Insta bio, Scottie’s son is now Chef.

What Is Age In 2023? His Early Life

Born on August 26, 2002, Preston is currently 20 years old and soon to be turning 21 in the coming August. He is the second child of his father Scottie with his ex-wife Larsa.

Young Preston with his dad Scottie Pippen
Young Preston with his dad Scottie. Source: Facebook

Similarly, the star kid was raised by his parents in his hometown Portland, Oregon alongside his siblings. As earlier stated, his father is a well-known former NBA player, and his mother is a reality star, socialite, and businesswoman. So, having such a background, no doubt that, Pippen has had a luxurious lifestyle.

He Was Named After His Paternal Grandfather; He Died In 1990

Yes, Scottie’s son Preston was named after his late paternal grandpa Preston Pippen. He sadly died 12 years before his birth. In fact, his late grandfather suffered a stroke and was paralyzed for several years before his death in 1990.

Though he left the living world, he has always been a strong source of inspiration for Scottie. In this regard, he once said,

When I lost my father, it really made me want to be like a father and be like my father,” “I realized I had to become a more responsible person, and I also realized I could become as good as I wanted to in this game if I put forth the effort.”

The late celebrity father, Preston was married to his wife Ethel Pippen. She also passed away in the year 2016.

How Tall is Preston?

Preston stands the height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall. It seems like he inherited the height genetics from his father and grandparents. His late grandfather Preston was also 6 feet and 1 inch tall. Similarly, his grandmother Ethel was 6 ft and his father Scottie is the tallest in the family with a stature of 6 feet and 8 inches.

He Belongs to the Middle Eastern Ethnicity

Now, talking about his ethnic background, Pippen is of mixed descent. He is African-American from his dad’s side and has Lebanese, and Syrian ancestry from his mom’s. Further, he holds American nationality.

Which College Does Go?

As for education, Preston studied at a private, co-educational university-preparatory day school which is located in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Sierra Canyon High School in 2021. He played basketball while studying at Sierra.

Most of Siblings Are Into Basketball 

Pippen is the second-born child of his parents. He has an older brother Scotty Pippen Jr. who was born on November 10, 200o. Junior Scotty is currently 22 years old and has already started his career as a basketball player. He plays for Los Angeles Lakers.

Preston with his family including his father Scottie and his sister and brother.
Preston with his siblings and father Scottie. Source: Instagram

Further, Preston has a younger brother Justin Pippen, born on July 11, 2005, who is currently 17 years of age. He also played basketball at Sierra Canyon. Similarly, his youngest sister Sophia Pippen arrived in this world on December 26, 2008. She is 14 years of age and has done some modeling.

Two of His Half-Siblings Are Dead Now

From his father’s marriage with his ex-wife Karen McCollum, Preston had a half-brother named Antron Pippen. He, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 33 on April 19, 2021. Similarly, he is also a half-brother to Taylor Pippen, 28, his father’s daughter with his ex-girlfriend Sonya Roby. Taylor had a twin sister Tyler Pippen who is also no longer alive.

She died shortly after her birth at the hospital.

Is A Professional Basketball Player Like His Dad?

Well, as of now, Preston hasn’t started as a professional basketball player. But, following his father’s footsteps, he has been playing basketball since a very young age. The junior Pippen was in the Sierra Canyon JV basketball team and played from Guard position in his senior years.

Preston playing basketball but has yet to start it professionally.
Preston playing basketball. Source: Instagram

On the other hand, his dad Scottie is a legendary basketball player. Beginning his NBA career in 1987, he played for 17 seasons winning six NBA championships with Chicago Bulls. He also played basketball for the teams like Housten Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Torpan Pojat, and Sundsvall Dragons and has made several records.

During 1996-97, the Arkansas native was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. He has also made a record of being the only player winning an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal twice in a year. Further, he has been the USA Basketball Male Athletic of the years in 1996.

He Has Appeared In A Couple Of TV Shows

As per IMDb, Scottie Pippen’s son made his television debut through the 2009 film Midgets vs. Mascots. Pippen has also been in a total of 8 episodes of the TV series The Real Housewives of Miami, featuring his mother Larsa Pippen, and more.

Parent’s Marriage And Divorce

After dating each other for about two years, Preston’s parents Scottie and Larsa tied the knot on July 20, 1997, in the wedding ceremony held at the First United Methodist Temple.

Preston's parents spotted together
Preston’s parents Scottie and Larsa married in 1997.

The couple had a great marriage almost for two decades. They made media appearances several times as a happy married couple and people felt like they are going to make it forever. But sadly, their relationship started deteriorating and in October 2016, Scottie suddenly filed for a divorce from his wife but later dropped it. The two had agreed to give one more chance at their marriage and stayed together for almost a year.

But, unfortunately, their attempt to save their relationship failed and in 2018, Larsa again filed a divorce case against her husband which was finalized on December 15, 2021. They decided to co-parent their children.

Pippen’s Mother Larsa Is Dating Marcus Jordan; Does He Get Along With His Mom’s Boyfriend?

At present, Preston’s mom Larsa is in a relationship with Marcus Jordan, and recently, in an interview with US Weekly, she opened up about her kid’s bonding with her new partner. She said,

“[My kids], they love Marcus. Like, they love him and I feel like we talk about the same things, “So when I’m talking to my older son Scotty about basketball, Marcus is in on the conversation.

Larsa also mentioned Preston in an interview and stated,

 [Then when I am] talking to my son Preston about fashion, Marcus has a clothing store — he has a boutique — so he chimes in. It is just an easy fit for our family.”

From this conversation, it seems like Preston gets along well with Marcus, his mom’s new love interest, specifically due to his interest in fashion.

Also Read: Scottie Pippen’s Daughter Sierra Pippen

Who Is Girlfriend? 

He doesn’t have a wife right now. Matter of fact, Preston seems to be really private when it comes to his love life. So far, he has never been captured together with any girl in the media who can be his possible gf. Further, his social media handles also don’t give any clue about his relationship status in 2023.

So, until and unless Pippen himself doesn’t come out to publicize his romantic affairs, we can consider him single.

What Does Preston Do Now? His Instagram

Based on his Instagram intro, Preston is Chef. Well, not much about his career as a chef has surfaced in the media but if his Insta bio is to be believed, he probably giving thought to pursuing his career in the food industry.

The star kid has 56.4k followers on his Insta. On his Instagram page, he mostly has shared his single pictures and some of his photos are with his family and friends. He is also on TikTok with 6764 followers where he keeps uploading his dancing videos with his friends.

Pippen’s Father Is A Millionaire 

His father Scottie Pippen is super rich with an estimated fortune of $20 million as of 2023. No doubt that he earned such a massive amount from his athletic career. On the other hand, his mom Larsa owns a fortune of $10 million.