RadioOnFire.com – Miami Heat forward Chris Silva received his most memorable Christmas gift two days late.
The Heat surprised Silva by reuniting him with his mother whom he hadn’t seen in several years. They tearfully embraced on the court Friday shortly before the team tipped off against the Indiana Pacers.
The 23-year-old rookie left his home country of Gabon in 2012 with a dream of making it to the NBA.
In the seven years since, he had only seen his parents and siblings once, when he returned to the African country for two weeks to renew his visa as a sophomore at the University of South Carolina.