Scottie Pippen Eldest Son Antron Dead Sunday At 33

Scottie Pippen Eldest Son Antron Dead Sunday At 33
Antron Pippen, the eldest son of famed basketball player, Scottie Pippen, has passed away on Sunday. He was 33.Antron was born in 1987 to Karen McCollum, who married Scottie in 1988, until splitting with the former Chicago Bulls great in 1990.

“I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron. The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game.”

Scottie continued, “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,” reports TMZ.

Antron was himself a basketball player who reportedly spent time playing at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). Antron also spent time playing at South Georgia Technical College.

Scottie did not reveal Antron’s cause of death. However, he’s asking fans to pray for his family.

“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.”

A cause of death was not provided as of Monday.