Before the start of the Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards game last night in Miami, Heat players Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade decided to stand with their children during a moment of silence for the victims of the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut.
“Very emotional time,” LeBron James said after the game. “(Dwyane) Wade brought [the idea] up. We all thought it would be the best thing to do. Not taking anything for granted, knowing that we have our family still. Very emotional time and to have our kids out there was great.”
“The team is very close, and we all have kids. So everyone’s affected by it,” added Wade.
Basketball, this is nothing,” James said. “These games are nothing compared to when you have a tragedy like that. It sucks that sometimes you need a tragedy to put things back in perspective, to appreciate what you have. But it does that to people. It’s unfortunate that you have to have something like that to understand what’s really important and some things that aren’t important at all. Family is the No. 1 important thing in life.”
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