Following the tragic events of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School all NBA games scheduled for Friday night held a moment of silence to pay their respects to the victims and their families.  The Miami Heat took it a step further by bringing their children onto the court.  According to Lebron James, it was Dwyane Wade’s idea to bring the children to honor the 27 victims 20 of which were young children.  Check the video after the jump.

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“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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