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Scottie Pippen’s son Antron dies at 33

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The Hall of Fame Basketball player Scottie Pippen’s son Antron Pippen has died at the age of 33. The legendary Chicago Bulls forward revealed the news to his 1.7 million followers on Instagram in a heartfelt tribute to his firstborn child. In the announcement, Pippen also shared two pictures of himself with Antron – one when he was an adult and another where he was an infant.

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Scottie Pippen pays tribute to his deceased son Antron

Scottie Pippen son Antron dies at 33
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Pippen began his heartfelt tribute with the somber news, writing in his Instagram post:

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.

Furthermore, the reason why Scottie Pippen’s son died has not been revealed. However, Pippen did mention the reason why Antron’s career in Basketball was shortlived, writing:

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.

Scottie Pippen’s son only managed to play 12.4 minutes and 3.4 minutes per game in 2008-09 Texas A&M International University. Antron also played a season of junior college ball at South Georgia Technical College in 2006-07In the end, Scottie Pippen asked for everyone to keep his wife Karen and his family in their thoughts, ending the message with:

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. 

The SGTC Jets also paid their respect to the deceased Antron Pippen:

Scottie Pippen is an NBA legend who played 17 seasons in the franchise. He is best known for pairing with Michael Jordan on six title-winning teams in Chicago.

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