Scottie Pippen Thanks Bulls for Moment of Silence Honoring Son Antron

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 23, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 7: NBA legend, Scottie Pippen, watches warm ups before the game on March 7, 2020 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Chicago Bulls legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen thanked his former team for honoring his late son, 33-year-old Antron Pippen, with a moment of silence before its home game at United Center against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday.

Scottie Pippen @ScottiePippen

Thank you, @chicagobulls, and to all of you who have reached out this week. I feel your love and support, and it means so much. pic.twitter.com/mnAj15avYh

Pippen announced his son's death Monday:

Scottie Pippen @ScottiePippen

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

Scottie Pippen @ScottiePippen

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. 🙏🏾 (3/3) pic.twitter.com/eYyQ6pcdtx

The Bulls issued a statement on Twitter afterward:

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

The entire Bulls family is deeply saddened to see this news today. We are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May Antron rest in peace. https://t.co/SHuHDDuxoa

Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson also said a few words on Twitter:

Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

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

Antron Pippen played college basketball for Texas A&M International University and South Georgia Technical College.

He also suited up for the Upstate Heat in the semi-professional World Basketball Association in 2013.