After losing their son Renard Matthews in a tragic shooting in New Orleans, the Matthews family chose to celebrate his life in a pretty special way.
Dressed in a Kyrie Irving Celtics jersey and socks, Matthews sits in a chair with a video game controller in his hand, surrounded by his favorite snacks. I think it also speaks to the way being a gamer can be such a core part to our identities. "Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a big fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving".
Matthews, a native of New Orleans, will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.
It definitely tops the charts of originality when it comes to wakes, but that doesn't detract from its sentimental nature.
But in the aftermath of pure tragedy, Renard's family memorialized his life at his wake by displaying him in position doing what he loved most: Playing NBA2K and cheering for his Celtics.