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Family has son dressed in Kyrie Irving jersey playing NBA2K at funeral

Family has son dressed in Kyrie Irving jersey playing NBA2K at funeral

Renard Matthews, who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game.

This NOLA family suffered a tragic lost when their son, Renard Matthews was killed two weeks ago. That's how his family chose to remember him at his wake Sunday.

The thought behind the funeral of Renard Matthews is nice, although it might not be the kind of funeral services you might be used to.

As WGNO in New Orleans chronicled, his body was stationed in a reclining chair in front of a television wearing sunglasses, a Kyrie Irving No. 11 alternate home Celtics jersey and Irving-themed socks with a video game controller in hand.




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.

Matthews, who attended McDonogh 35 High School, loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games.

New Orleans police said Matthews was found with gunshot wound to his head. Playing on the screen was an NBA2K simulated game between the Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, and behind Matthews were rows of chairs for the ceremony.


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