- Scottie Pippen shared the sad news on his social media alongside lovely photos of him and his departed son
- The basketball legend said he was heartbroken by the loss, noting Antron would have become an NBA star if it were not for chronic asthma
- The 55-year-old asked fans to put his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during the difficult time
NBA legend Scottie Pippen and his family are in mourning after the sudden passing of his firstborn son Antron at the age of 33.
The former basketball star went on social media to announce the sad news, noting he was heartbroken following the loss.
Scottie said he and Antron shared a love for basketball and had conversations about the beautiful game but sadly, he could not follow in his footsteps.
This was because he had chronic asthma, and Scottie noted that he would have made it to the NBA if he did not have it.
"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," Scottie wrote on Twitter.
The 55-year-old said he was very proud of his son and the man that he became.
Scottie said his son had a kind heart and beautiful soul adding he had gone way too soon. He added that he loved him and prayed that he rests in peace until they meet again.
He asked fans to put Antron's mom Karen in their thoughts and prayers, not forgetting the rest of the family and friends.
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Fans and celebrities alike went on his comment section to mourn with the family in touching messages.
Here are a few:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Michael Jordan will induct the late Kobe Bryant into the 2020 Hall of Fame on May 15, 2021, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, TMZ.
Kobe had always modelled his game after his childhood hero Jordan who had an amazing career with the Chicago Bulls.
It is now the turn of the basketball legend to return the favour by inducting the former LA Lakers point-guard into the archives of great players of the game.