The Brooklyn Nets and the San Antonio Spurs met Monday night and Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan has been playing with a heavy heart, as his stepfather passes on February 19. Before the game tipped off Nets star guard Kyrie Irving showed DeRozan love in a truly touching moment.
Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things a person will deal with in life, forming a void that can never be filled, regardless of the passage of time. There will be some rough days ahead for DeRozan but if he has the right people his corner, he can pull through.
As someone who occasionally falls into the school of thought that the league has devolved into a love-fest, but in these instances I’m all for those brothers publicly showing support and love for one another.