After signing a ball for the son of an Air Force serviceman before Monday’s game with Dallas, Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum elected to take giving back on Veterans Day that much further.
Tatum, who was exiting the court after warmups, paused and took off his bright green shoes and handed them to the thrilled boy:
Before the game @jaytatum0 gave his shoes to U.S. Air Force TSgt. Shehu’s son #VeteransDay #ThisisWhyWePlay 👟 pic.twitter.com/jmdOG7LfBM
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 11, 2019
Boston athletes were among the thousands of people who used social media to express their respect to those who have served in the military.
Celtics wore tribute T-shirts on the bench. The Bruins will wear tribute warm-ups jersey’s tomorrow. Members of each Boston team posted their appreciation on social media.
Tom Brady took to Instagram and posted a picture of himself with a group of troops:
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Football can seem very important around here, which makes days like today, where we honor all the service men and women who selflessly defend our freedom and rights, even more important. At the end of the day we play a game, and it wouldn’t be possible without the real heroes. Men and women who risk their lives in defense of others they’ve never met. To our nations Veterans, we are grateful for your discipline, your bravery, your sacrifice and your selflessness. Today and everyday… thank you.
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