Donovan Mitchell, one of the best human beings in the NBA, is winning more hearts than ever. He came up with a heartfelt message to his late grandmother today.
Always a family man and one of the leaders of the BLM movement within the NBA, Donovan Mitchell embarked on his bubble playoff campaign with the full knowledge of his grandmother’s deteriorating health. Her death came a day after his record Game 1 performance.
Donovan Mitchell’s emotional letter to his grandmother
Being clearly close to his grandmother, the Spida’s words resonate quite loudly with people who’re close with their grandparents.
The Jazz star wanted his grandmother to see him play a little more and was emphasised how it was a bittersweet thing that his 57 point game was the last one she saw.
“There is no Donovan Mitchell without you. … The last game you were able to see was me scoring 57 … who would’ve thought!”@spidadmitchell writes a heartfelt message about his late grandmother 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZEypcz7gXz
— ESPN (@espn) September 6, 2020
“Im messed up man…. I know your in a better place grandma… I’m in shock! You were such a fighter! Without you this family isn’t here! From the trips to see you in Georgia or the family reunions or even back in Dobbs Ferry! Trying to teach me and Jordan Spanish! There is no Donovan Mitchell without you! I don’t get here if it wasnt for you! The man I am today the mother I have today and the sister I have today was your legacy… started with you coming from Panama!! The last game you were able to see was me scoring 57…. who would’ve thought! That was all you pulling me along… you stayed strong to watch me through it! I love you grandma I will forever miss you! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU”
Mitchell is poised to ink a 5-year, $170 million extension with the Jazz.
He was voted as an All Star by the coaches for the first time in his career this season. He finished both the regular season and playoffs with career highs in scoring averages.