Watch Miami’s Chris Silva be reunited with his mother for first time in three years


This is the best thing you’ll see today.

Chris Silva left his native Gabon at age 16 to pursue a life and career in basketball. That took him to the University of South Carolina and, this year, to a two-way contract with the Miami Heat where he is among their impressive rookie class.

What Silva gave up in that was seeing his mother, Carine Minkoue Obame — he’s seen her just once in seven years, and not at all in the last three. That was until the Heat gave him a Christmas surprise after practice Friday.

“That’s my mom,” Silva said as he gave his mother an emotional hug.

That was classy and well done by the Heat and the NBA.