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Sport Mo Cheeks tears up talking about ‘Momma Cheeks’ during Hall of Fame speech

05:50  08 september  2018
05:50  08 september  2018 Source:   sixerswire.usatoday.com

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The night finally came for Philadelphia 76ers legend Maurice Cheeks to be honored at the highest level. During his Hall of Fame speech , the team’s exceptional former point guard teared up when talking about his mother and her impact on his life. This video is a must watch, courtesy of the NBA.

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The night finally came for Philadelphia 76ers legend Maurice Cheeks to be honored at the highest level. During his Hall of Fame speech, the team's exceptional former point guard teared up when talking about his mother and her impact on his life.

This video is a must watch, courtesy of the NBA.

Cheeks tried to keep the mood light, cracking a few jokes, but the story was still just as powerful. When Cheeks uttered "there's nothing you wouldn't do for us," I can't lie - I almost cried myself.

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Mo Cheeks tears up talking about ' Momma Cheeks ' during Hall of Fame speech . Sixers legend Maurice Cheeks set to be inducted into Hall of Fame .

Maurice Cheeks delivers his speech upon being enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2018. NEXT UP

Cheeks played 11 of his 15 professional seasons with the Sixers and even coached the team for a brief stint. Both a tenured assistant and praised head coach, the newest member of the Hall of Fame has been around the game for about four consecutive decades.

During his best season in Philly, Cheeks averaged 15.4 points and 9.2 assists per game. His impact on the city and the NBA Championship he brought the team will not be soon forgotten.

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