A professional basketball association regarded Andre Emmett, who was killed in September 2019 near his Dallas home.
BIG3, an expert 3-on-3 ball association comprised of previous NBA and global players, retired the jersey of one of its vital participants, Emmett, this end of the week.
Emmett's mom, Regina Oliver, acknowledged the jersey as a celebration of her child's life.
"He is HAPPY. He is HAPPY," she said.
Emmett was shot and killed when he was looted outside his home in Old East Dallas in 2019.
Keith Johnson and Michael Lucky have been accused of capital homicide. The case has yet to go to the trial.
Police said there's no sign they knew Emmett.
"Piously, a fair outcome will be given," Oliver said.
The Dallas Carter High School champion was additionally featured at Texas Tech. He was drafted into the NBA in 2004.
He put two or three years in the NBA before spending over 10 years playing abroad.
The BIG3 drafted him in 2018, permitting him to be nearer home.
"He would have rather not returned abroad because he had youngsters," Emmett's mom said.
Kennedy Grace and Zara Sloan Emmett never again have their dad, yet the jersey retirement gives them a feeling of how enormous his profession was.
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