TSR Positive Images: Prepare the handkerchiefs now, Roommates, or blame someone for cutting onions, but Chris Silva of the Miami Heat’s reunion with his mother will have you in your feelings!
Chris Silva, who has only seen his family once since arriving in the United States from Gabon, a country of Africa, to play professional ball in 2012, found his mother on Friday at the American Airlines Arena. It’s the first time Silva has been able to kiss her mother in three years, according to CNN.
“We have a big surprise for you,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as the team finished preparing for the Indiana Pacers. “Merry Christmas, brother.”
Silva’s reaction was even more touching. “She’s my mother,” said Silva, sobbing after seeing her mother, who traveled more than 6,300 kilometers from Gabon to see her son.
Silva told reporters on Friday that he spoke to his mother over the phone on Christmas Day and never imagined he would see her in person so soon.
“I thought I saw a ghost,” said Silva of the reunion.
Although Silva did not play in Friday’s game, the Heat is set to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
“Thank you very much to @MiamiHEAT and everyone who contributed! Thank you Adam Silver and @NBA_Africa for the funds and the words cannot explain that I was shaken even after the match and that I still cannot believe it! Blessed! It’s a Christmas miracle! “Tweeted Silva on Saturday.
The Heat said NBA commissioner Adam Silver and senior vice president of international basketball operations for the NBA, Kimberly Bohuny and NBA Africa, worked together to reunite Silva and her mother.
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