Ball is life ... and the family of Renard Matthews used his love of the Celtics so others would remember him as they do.
The family also placed a video game controller in his hands, laid out a few of his favorite snacks and had a Celtics game playing on the TV in front of where the body was displayed.
Renard Matthews, who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game.
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Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.
Renard Matthews, 18, was tragically killed after being shot in the head during a robbery in New Orleans, Louisiana back on June 25. His favorite snacks were positioned on a nearby table and the floor.
Matthews will be buried on Tuesday.
Family and friends gathered for Sunday's wake.