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NBA legend Scottie Pippen shares emotional message after the unfortunate death of his son

Scottie Pippen revealed the death of his son on Twitter earlier today.
Scottie Pippen revealed the death of his son on Twitter earlier today.
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Modified 20 Apr 2021
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Earlier today, NBA legend Scottie Pippen revealed via a Twitter thread that his firstborn son Antron has passed away at the age of 33.

Scottie Pippen did not reveal the cause of his death, but mentioned that he was suffering from chronic asthma. Antron was the only child that Pippen had with his first wife Karen McCollum. The pair split in 1990, as Scottie married his current wife Laura seven years later in 1997.


Scottie Pippen reveals the death of his firstborn son aged 33

Scottie Pippen revealed that his son Antron passed away on April 18th at the age of 33. Antron was suffering from chronic asthma, and played basketball for the Texas A&M International University. Antron then signed with the Upstate Heat team of the World Basketball Association, but never played in the NBA.

Scottie revealed that his son had the potential to play in the NBA, and believed that he would have ended up in the league if not for his medical condition. The 7-time All-Star also wrote a touching eulogy to his son. Scottie Pippen is widely considered to be one of the greatest small forwards to ever play the game.

He was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010, and was selected in the all-defensive first team a total of 8 times. Scottie Pippen won all six of his NBA championships alongside Bulls legend and one of the greatest players of all time, Michael Jordan.

Scottie Pippen won 6 NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls
Scottie Pippen won 6 NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls

Upon his first retirement in 2004, Scottie Pippen’s number 33 jersey was retired by the Chicago Bulls. He was the fourth player after Jordan, Jerry Sloan and Bob Love whose numbers have been retired by the Chicago Bulls. Pippen attempted to make a comeback to the NBA in 2007. The Twitter post announcing the tragic news has been met with condolences from fans all over the world.

Published 20 Apr 2021
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