Scottie Pippen, who wore the number 33 on his jersey, when he played with the Chicago Bulls, has another reason to remember the number. Pippen took to social media to share some words on his son, Antron Pippen, who passed away at the age of 33, on Sunday the 18th. Pippen reflects on his son, the game, and the loss of a “beautiful soul, that was his son”
A shared, Love of the Game
Scottie Pippen writes, “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son, Antron.” The grieving father continues, “The two of us shared a love for basketball and had countless conversations about the game. Antron suggered from Chronic asthma and if he hadn’t had it, I truly believe he would’ve made it to the NBA.”
Antron Pippen, Basketball
While, Antron Pippen didn’t play professionally. He did play guard at Texas A&M International University. Ultimately, the young Pippen signed with the Upstate Heat in the World Basketball Association in 2013. Antron seemed to be very much influenced by his father’s legacy. Scottie Pippen’s son had a lot of respect for the game and for his father, former Chicago Bulls star player. Antron Pippen resided in Atlanta where he was a machine tech.
The hall of famer didn’t specify what his son’s cause of death but shares, “I’m so proud of the man that he became. Please keep his mom, and all of his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. A kind heart and beautiful soul gone away too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.” Antron was born on December 29, 1987, to Pippen and his ex-wife Karen McCollum who were married between 1988 and 1990.