Millennial fans of the NBA may have discovered it during the famous documentary “The Last Dance” on the epic of Michael Jordan at the Bulls. Other basketball fans inevitably know who Scottie Pippen is, NBA legend and faithful lieutenant of His Highness Jordan in his greatest conquests.

The 55-year-old former basketball player has just announced the death of his eldest son at the age of 33. Antron Pippen, born in 1987, had severe asthma, but the cause of his death has not been revealed: “He and I shared the love of basketball and had endless conversations about the game. Without his illness , I really think he could have had an NBA career. Antron stayed positive, and worked hard. I am very proud of the man he has become, ”his father wrote on Twitter.

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. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/Zt3wo8wpcg

The young man had reached a good level at the university, without having the possibility of crossing the upper level. A fate that his brother Scotty Jr. will obviously know. The 20-year-old has decided to run for the next draft, in order to be selected by an NBA franchise. It is also a way of carrying the dream of his deceased big brother …

Lakers legend Magic Johnson was one of the first to send condolences to Scottie Pippen on Twitter.

Cookie and I are praying for @ScottiePippen, his ex-wife Karen, and their entire family after the passing of their son Antron.

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