Celtics fan remembered at funeral by playing NBA2K in Kyrie jersey

Irene MckinneyJul 10, 2018

A New Orleans family chose to remember their son in a rather unique way.

Renard Matthews died in a shooting June 25 near North Tonti and Independence streets.

A New Orleans shooting victim's family has posed their loved one's body for his wake playing video games and wearing his favorite sports gear. He also donned socks brandishing the likeness of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics player that wears the number 11 shirt, the same that Matthews wore. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics. It's an unconventional way of honoring someone's death, yet the Matthews family believes it'll help his friends remember him in the best way possible.

The family made a decision to celebrate him in a unique way this past Sunday, surrounding him with his favorite snacks and "playing" NBA2K while wearing the jersey of Kyrie Irving. His favorite snacks, cereal, Barq's Root Beer and Doritos were placed on a side table next to him.

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