(ABC4) – Antron Pippen, the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, has died, his father confirmed in a Monday tweet.
“I am heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron,” Scottie says. “The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game.”
Scottie went on to say that Antron suffered from chronic asthma.
“If he hadn’t had it, I truly believe he would’ve made it to the NBA.”
According to TMZ, Antron was born in 1987 to Karen McCollum. She and Scottie married in 1988, but split in 1990.
Antron played basketball briefly at South Georgia Technical College. The school paid tribute to their former player shortly after news of his death broke.
Scottie did not reveal the cause of his 33-year-old son’s death.