Who is Antron Pippen? Bio, Wiki, Age, Scottie Pippen’s Eldest Son Dies, Death Cause

Antron Pippen Bio/Wiki

Antron Pippen, the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen and a former top college prospect, has died.

Scottie Pippen shared the news on social media, stating that his oldest child died on Sunday. He didn’t say why he was doing it. Scottie Pippen wrote, “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron,”

“The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game. 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.”

Age

He was 33 years old.

Career

Antron Pippen was a successful high school basketball player in Georgia before transferring to South Georgia Tech and Texas A&M International to play college basketball.

tweet from the athletic department at South Georgia Tech read, “The Jets family was saddened to learn of the death of one of our former players, Antron Pippen,”

Antron Pippen’s high school career was well-documented, and he was ranked among the top 100 prospects in his age group at one point. He admitted that having a six-time NBA champion as a last name drew extra publicity. As a high school athlete, Antron Pippen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I’m used to the expectations.”

He added, “When I was younger, it bothered me. I was trying to prove to people that I could play. I’m very proud of my father. But I can only be myself.”

Scottie Pippen had seven children, the oldest of whom was Antron Pippen. Pippen’s first marriage to Karen McCollum culminated in him having an only child. Antron Pippen was born on the 29th of December, 1987.

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Death Cause

His father shared the news on Twitter on Monday but did not specify the cause of death.

Pippen said, “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron,”

“The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game.”

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