It was the sentiments that were in play before the NBA match between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers on Friday night american time.
Particularly for the 23-year-old Miami player Chris Silva.
In celebration of the sweet christmas had the NBA namely arranged a very special surprise for basketspilleren with the gabonese roots.
He was reunited with his mother for the first time in three years.
Mother Carine Minkoue Obame was raised the 10.100 km from the Gabon to see his son play in the UNITED states for the first time.
No one from Silva's family has set him on the course - either in college or in the NBA, as the son moved from Gabon as a 16-year-old to pursue basketkarrieren.
the Mother's presence was revealed to an unsuspecting Chris Silva before the match against Pacers, and so were the emotions otherwise free games:
It's been 3 years since @SilvaObame has seen his mother. Tonight they reunited and it was everything you could imagine and more.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 28, 2019
Thanks to @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Sr. VP of Int Basketball Operations Kimberly Bohuny with the support of @NBA_Africa for making it happen. pic.twitter.com/aIFvIpgd3x
Chris Silva was not even in the action against the Pacers, but he could still rejoice in the fact that the Heat took the victory in the slutsekunderne after a nerve-racking affair.
Mother Carine Minkoue Obame get another opportunity to see his son play, as she is in the UNITED states for the match against the Philadelphia 76'ers.
Chris Silva has played 25 matches this season for Miami and has averaged made 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.
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