Former NBA star Scottie Pippen’s son Antron dies at 33
NBA Hall of Famer and six-time champion Scottie Pippen said Monday that his eldest son Antron has died at the age of 33.
“I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron,” Pippen, 55, captioned a photo of himself and Antron posted on the star’s Instagram. “The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game.”
“Antron suffered from chronic asthma and if he hadn’t had it, I truly believe he would’ve made it to the NBA. He never let that get him down, though — Antron stayed positive and worked hard, and I am so proud of the man that he became.”
“Please keep his mom, Karen, and all of his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. A kind heart and beautiful soul gone way too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.”
Antron was the only child from Pippen’s first marriage. According to Marie Claire, he played some college basketball but was working as a machine technician at a lab in Atlanta.
The former Chicago Bull, Houston Rocket and Portland Trailblazer has six other children from other relationships. Previously, daughter Tyler had died nine days after being born in June 1994.