NBA legend and former Trail Blazers forward Scottie Pippen announced the death of his oldest son, Antron, on Monday. In a post on his Instagram page, Pippen looked back fondly at the man his son had become.
“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. Please keep his mom, Karen, and all of his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. A kind heart and beautiful soul gone way too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.”
The cause of death was not listed in the post that Pippen provided.
On behalf of our entire staff at Blazer’s Edge, we offer our condolences to the Pippen family in this difficult time.