Scottie Pippen’s Oldest Son Laid To Rest
NBA legend Scottie Pippen and his first wife Karen Pippen, laid their only son, Antron Pippen, to rest in Georgia over the weekend.
Antron Pippen died on April 18 at the age of 33. The eldest of the Hall of Famer’s children, Antron suffered from chronic asthma. However, there have been no reports on whether asthma led to his death.
Born in 1987, Antron was the offspring of Scottie Pippen’s first wife, Karen, who was a musician. The two wed in 1988 and divorced in 1990.
A ceremony was held in Antron’s honor on April 24. His mother posted,
“Son, it has been such a pleasure and honor to be your mother. You’ve left me with so many wonderful memories that I will treasure daily. Your transition has left a huge gap in my heart and the pain is quite unbearable. I will miss you tremendously and my love for you is for ever. Rest well, my baby boy, until we meet again.”
The oldest Pippen played college basketball at Texas A&M International University and South Georgia Technical College.
Back in 2004 and 2005, he was invited to the NBA top 100 camp after being a top prospect for college basketball. His position as point guard led to numerous athletic honors and recognition stemming from high school.
Antron’s mother concluded,
“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.”
The father of seven took to Twitter with a special message.
“Faithful, humble and resilient
Loved by all who knew him
His life and legacy will endure
RIP [praying hands emoji]”
Our condolences to the Pippen family during this difficult time.