Miami Heat honor Newtown victims in moment of silence with their children [video]

photo via Miami Herald

On Friday night following the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hooks elementary in Newtown, CT., all NBA games that were on the schedule held a moment of silence for the victims and their families. Saturday the Miami Heat took it one step further bringing their children on the court for that moment.

Lebron James said that it was Dwyane Wade’s idea to honor the 26 victims,which included 20 children of the mass shooting.

“Very emotional time,” LeBron James said after the game. “(Dwyane) Wade brought [the idea] up. We all thought it would be the best thing to do. Not taking anything for granted, knowing that we have our family still. Very emotional time and to have our kids out there was great.”

“The team is very close, and we all have kids. So everyone’s affected by it,” added Wade.

“Basketball, this is nothing,” James said. “These games are nothing compared to when you have a tragedy like that. It sucks that sometimes you need a tragedy to put things back in perspective, to appreciate what you have. But it does that to people. It’s unfortunate that you have to have something like that to understand what’s really important and some things that aren’t important at all. Family is the No. 1 important thing in life.”

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