Celtics fan remembered at funeral by playing NBA2K in Kyrie jersey

Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston Friday Jan. 5 2018

Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston Friday Jan. 5 2018

Friends and family gathered in New Orleans to remember Matthews the way they knew him best.

This NOLA family suffered a tragic lost when their son, Renard Matthews was killed two weeks ago.

Renard Matthews, who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game. His wake was on Sunday afternoon and Matthews' family chose to prepare his body in a way that will allow them to remember him the way he lived his life.

According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving.

One image showed the dead man lounging in an office chair in the middle of the funeral parlor, wearing his favorite sports attire and surrounded by some of his favorite snacks.

Matthews will be buried on Tuesday. In a certainly unique but loving way, Matthews' family had his body prepared not in an open casket, but on a swivel chair, posed as if he were playing a video game. While the thought behind it is genuine and sentimental, it might some odd to a lot of people.

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