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Scottie Pippen calls late son Antron a 'beautiful soul gone way too soon'

Antron Pippen, the oldest son of Scottie Pippen, has died, the longtime NBA great said Monday.

Pippen shared the news in an Instagram post accompanied by a several photos of the two from over the years.

"The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game," Pippen wrote. "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.