Earlier today, we posted a tweet with a beautiful letter from Kings forward Omri Casspi to a fan whose father passed away recently. He’s not the only NBA player to do such a thing with a grieving family.
Late last month, Celtics guard Avery Bradley wrote a letter to the family of Jaret Harshman, a 15-year-old kid who had been to a Boston-Orlando game in November and would die soon afterwards in a car accident on his way to Brooksville Christian Church in Brooksville, Florida. His father Mike, the minister at the church, shared the letter with HoopsHype.
Aside from the letter and the signed jersey, Bradley is giving the family a couple of tickets for Sunday’s Boston-Orlando game.
“Our son was on his way to Wednesday youth groups at church,” Jaret’s dad told HoopsHype. “I was behind by 20 minutes with our other three kids and came upon the accident. This has been devastating to our family. Over 500 people came to his celebration service in which our entirely family spoke. Avery is a class act. This is hard but we’ve seen so much love through this tragedy.”