10:09 AM PT -- Larsa is now addressing her current status with Scottie ... adamantly denying their split was due to cheating.
"I was married to him for 20 years, I did everything for him and my family. People change and that's what really happened," Larsa tweeted.
"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."
The tweet has since been deleted.
Larsa Pippen wants to make it crystal clear -- Scottie Pippen is NOT strapped for cash ... despite that god-awful deal he signed back in the day, which was a major story pointing the new MJ doc.
One of the biggest takeaways from episode 2 of "The Last Dance" was Pippen's incredibly bad 7-year, $18 million deal ... which made him one of the most undervalued players in the league.
Despite being Michael Jordan's wingman, Scottie was widely considered one of the best players in the Association during the '90s ... but couldn't crack the top 100 in earnings while in Chicago.
And, on top of that, there were rumors for YEARS that Scottie was broke as a joke even after his NBA career.
But, Scottie's estranged wife, Larsa, is stepping up to defend the Bulls legend ... clapping back at the haters by pointing to his 17-year career earnings -- $109 MILLION!
"Thx for your concerns Scottie did ok," Larsa wrote.
BTW -- Larsa filed for divorce back in November 2018, but they don't seem to be in a rush to officially cut ties. Court records show the divorce case is still technically active, but no one is really pushing to get it done.
So, could the doc actually bring Scottie and Larsa closer together and SAVE their marriage???
Stranger things have happened ...
As for the deal, Scottie explained he signed it because his family needed the money at the time ... and he was afraid of suffering a career-ending injury that would kill the gravy train altogether.
Bad decision? Of course, but after banking $109 MIL ... seems he's doing okay.