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.
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
“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.