Family Displays Son's Body Playing NBA2K, Wearing Kyrie Irving Jersey At Wake

Family Displays Son's Body Playing NBA2K, Wearing Kyrie Irving Jersey At Wake

A New Orleans family chose to remember their son in a rather unique way. At only 18 years old, this loss weighs heavily on his loved ones. He was also wearing Celtics socks.

The family of a New Orleans shooting victim who died last month prepared his body for his wake over the weekend in a way they said honors his memory. A big fan of the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving, he was dressed in an Irving jersey with the Celtics on a TV screen. Not only was he representing his favorite team, but he was also "playing" NBA2K on his Xbox One. In his hands was a PS4 controller, and a phone on his lap plugged into what appears to be a portable charger. His favorite snacks, cereal, Barq's Root Beer and Doritos were placed on a side table next to him.

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It definitely tops the charts of originality when it comes to wakes, but that doesn't detract from its sentimental nature.

Matthews' family was understandably shocked by the news of their son's death, but remembered him a fitting way.

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