Scottie Pippen announced on Instagram that his eldest son, Antron, had passed away at 33. Take a look at his touching note.
Scottie Pippen posted a sad message on April 19 in which he revealed that his 33-year-old son, Antron Pippen, died tragically on April 18. The 55-year-old former NBA player posted a series of photos of his son, ranging from when he was a baby to more recent images of the young man, which you can see here. On the other hand, his letter showed his profound anguish and struggle.
The caption to his post began, “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron.” “The two of us shared a passion for basketball and had many discussions about it. Antron had chronic asthma, and I sincerely believe he would have made it to the NBA if it hadn’t been for it,” Scottie added.
Scottie went on to express his admiration for his eldest son. He wrote, “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 [McCollum], 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 news website contacted Scottie Pippen’s representative about the tragic news.
In 1987 Scottie Pippen Had His First Son Antron Pippen
Scottie and his first partner, Karen McCollum, welcomed Antron in 1987. After Antron’s birth in 1988, the NBA star married Karen. However, after just a few short years of marriage, the pair decided to divorce in 1990. Scottie married Larsa Pippen seven years after his divorce from Karen, with whom he has four children: Scotty Jr. (born November 2000), Preston (born in 2002), Justin (born in 2005), and Sophia (born in 2008).
Scottie had two daughters before his marriage to Larsa. Sierra, his daughter with ex-girlfriend Yvette De Leon, was born in February 1995. Scottie had a daughter named Taylor with his former girlfriend Sonya Roby about a year before, in July 1994.
Antron Pippen Suffered From Chronic Asthma
Pippen, Jr. grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville and graduated from Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia, in 2006.
Scottie Pippen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2006, “He’s a late bloomer like me.” “He’s a better high school player than I was.”
Antron continued his basketball career at South Georgia Tech and then Texas A&M International. He played semi-pro basketball in the now-defunct World Basketball Association after college.
Antron outlined the stresses of living up to his father’s basketball legacy to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution during his senior year of high school.
He explained, “I’m used to the demands.” “It annoyed me when I was younger. I was attempting to demonstrate to others that I could play. My father is someone I admire greatly. But I’m just allowed to be myself.”
His son, according to the elder Pippen, had chronic asthma.
“I honestly believe he would have made it to the NBA if he hadn’t had it. But Antron never let it get to him; he remained strong and worked hard, and I am so proud of the man he became.”
Scotty Pippen Jr. Earlier Announced NBA Draft Decision
The son of a former NBA player committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball programme two years ago.
After the firing of head coach Bryce Drew, the SEC school recruited former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse to lead the programme. It didn’t take long for him to impress the recruiting circuit.
Scotty Pippen Jr, the son of longtime Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, has committed to play for him. Pippen revealed his intention to leave the Commodores after two seasons to enter the NBA draught.
In a post on Twitter, he said, “First and foremost, I want to thank God for all He has done in my life and for His continued blessings.” “I’d also like to express my gratitude to my family for supporting me during this process. Your love, support, and advice have meant the world to me, and you’ve always encouraged me to be the best I can be.”
“I love you more than you know, and none of this would have been possible without you,” he added to his friends, teammates, coaches, and everyone else who has been a part of his journey. “I was fortunate to be allowed to attend Vanderbilt University, and the Commodore community has been incredible during the highs and lows. That is something I will never forget.”
“Everyone has a dream, and I’m ready to follow mine. As a result, I’ll declare for the NBA Draft in 2021 while keeping my collegiate eligibility.”
Pippen had a strong freshman season, averaging 12 points per game on just under 40% field goal shooting. As a senior, he made a big leap forward, averaging over 20 points per game in 2020-21.