Family has son wearing Kyrie Irving jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K at wake

Lynette Rowe
July 10, 2018

Renard Matthews will be buried Tuesday.

18-year-old Renard Matthews was shot and killed two weeks ago in the Florida area of New Orleans. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics. As a big fan of the National Basketball Association, one of his favorite video games to play was NBA2K.

While his family tries to deal with the bad tragedy, they have chosen to say goodbye in a unique, but loving way.

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While some may find this rather peculiar, the sentiment reminds me of the concept of altars and shrines for the fallen in which people would place items representing the person and what they love. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

Sitting on a table at his side is a bag of Doritos, a bottle of Barq's root beer, and a television remote.

One image showed the dead man lounging in an office chair in the middle of the funeral parlor, wearing his favorite sports attire and surrounded by some of his favorite snacks.

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