Scottie Pippen Pays Tribute to Son Who Passed Away

Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen announced the passing of his oldest son Antron on Sunday.

Pippen did not disclose the cause of death, but in a heartfelt tribute, he noted that his 33-year-old son suffered from asthma.

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

Pippen revealed that Antron would have followed in his NBA footsteps, but his son’s asthma prevented him from moving further with his basketball career.

Antron played one season at South Georgia Technical College in 2006-07 and one at Texas A&M International University in 2008-09, averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 assists.

Both schools paid tribute to Pippen’s son.

SGTC tweeted, “The Jets family was saddened to learn of the death of one of our former players, Antron Pippen. His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.”

TAMIU also tweeted to send their condolences to the family.

Antron was the first of Pippen’s seven children and the only child with ex-wife Karen McCollum.

Pippen wrote, “A kind heart and a beautiful soul gone way too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.”

Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen tweeted a heartfelt tribute after his oldest son Antron passed away on Sunday.