SCOTTIE Pippen’s son Antron wrote about “living life to the fullest” after struggling with a tour year before his death.
The former Chicago Bulls player broke the tragic news that his firstborn son, Antron, who he said “could have made the NBA,” passed away on Sunday.Pippen’s son, Antron, has passed away[/caption] Scottie shared throwback photos of his son[/caption] Antron shared a post about 2020 back in November[/caption]
However, just months before, Antron opened up on social media about the previous year.
“2020 aint been a good year lost my Brudda [redacted] and my sis [redacted] but I know they in a better place moral to the story live ur life fullest,” Antron wrote.
The update was posted on Facebook on November 22 – just five months before his death.
Scottie shared the tragic news of his son’s passing with a touching tribute to Antron on his Twitter page this morning.
“The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game,” Pippen wrote.Antron was just 33 years old[/caption] Antron recently shared a print screen of him on FaceTime with his father[/caption]
Pippen, 55, added that his son suffered with “chronic asthma,” adding that if he did not have the condition he truly believed he “would’ve made it to the NBA.”
Despite discussing his medical condition, Pippen did not provide a cause of death for his late son.
“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,” he wrote.
The basketball legend went on to ask for fans to keep Antron’s mom, family and friends in their prayers.
He concluded: “A kind heart and beautiful soul gone way too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.”
The news comes just days after Pippen’s other son, Scotty Jr, announced that he would be “declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft while retaining my collegiate eligibility.”
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In a statement last Saturday, Jr thanked his family for their “support, guidance and love” during his time with Vanderbilt Commodores.
He went on to say: “I was blessed to have the opportunity to come to Vanderbilt University and throughout the highs and lows, the Commodore community has been amazing. I’ll never forget that.”
Scotty Jr concluded by confirming that “we all have dreams and I am ready to pursue mine” before addressing his hopes to join the NBA.Scottie asked fans to pray for Antron’s mom, Karen[/caption]