Former professional basketball player, Scottie Pippen’s son laid to rest; mum pens emotional tribute
Scottie Pippen’s son, Antron has been laid to rest after he passed on at the age of 33.
Scottie revealed Antron, who died on April 18, suffered from chronic asthma, but it’s not known if the condition contributed to his death.
The family held an emotional funeral for Antron in Georgia on April 24th and afterward his mother, Karen, paid tribute to him on Instagram
She shared a photo of him and wrote: “Son, it has been such a pleasure and honor to be your mother. You’ve left me with so many wonderful memories that I will treasure daily.”
“Your transition has left a huge gap in my heart and the pain is quite unbearable.”
“I will miss you tremendously and my love for you is for ever. Rest well, my baby boy, until we meet again.”
Scottie was very proud of his firstborn son, who played college basketball at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and South Georgia Technical College.
Scottie also marked his son’s funeral on social media as he shared a throwback of himself and his son as a child and wrote: “Antron Jerrod Pippen… Dec. 29, 1987 – Apr. 18, 2021… Faithful, humble and resilient… Loved by all who knew him… His life and legacy will endure… RIP.”
Antron was the first child Scottie, 55, welcomed with ex-wife Karen McCollum, who he was married to from 1988 until 1990.
Scottie had been the one to announce his son’s death, writing: “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.”