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A New Orleans man was honored at his wake with some of his favorite things A New Orleans man was honored at his wake with some of his favorite things
Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 03:42

Renard Matthews, who passed away two weeks ago, was a big Kyrie Irving fan.

The family of 18-year-old Renard Matthews is getting a lot of attention for the way they are honoring his memory.

The teen's mom, Temeka, told WGNO that her son was a bit of a homebody and had only recently started venturing outside before he was killed in a shooting on June 25. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

Although it's not stated explicitly, he's likely "playing" a version of National Basketball Association 2K based on the above video which included a shot of the television screen.

Matthews' family says he loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the young man's life and love of the Celtics. On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda.

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