The tragedy of Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Conn, will never be forgotten. The sports world always allows us as a society to step away for a few hours and enjoy competition.
Friday and Saturday the sports world honored those murdered or affected with several different heartfelt gestures. One that shouldn’t be overlooked, is the gestured the Miami Heat displayed Saturday night before their game against the Wizards.
In the video courtesy of Larry Brown Sports, the Heat held a moment of silence to recognize those murdered and affected by Friday’s tragedy.
Many of the Heats players were joined by their children during that moment of silence to show just how impacted they were by the tragedy.
“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.
LeBron James spoke before the game to share his feelings on the tragedy and to put in perspective where basketball lies when something like that happens.
“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.”