On Monday, Cliff Dixon was laid to rest just over a week after he was fatally shot while celebrating his 32nd birthday at Atlanta’s SL Lounge.
Funeral attendees shared pictures of the program as well as videos from the procession to Instagram.
Dixon was close friends with Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, who grew up with the former basketball player in the Washington, D.C., area. As a teen, Durant’s mother took in Dixon, who quickly became known as Durant’s “adopted brother.”
The NBA player also shared a personal tribute to Dixon on his Instagram Story Monday.
Durant and his teammate Quinn Cook, who was also friends with Dixon, missed practice Monday to attend the D.C. funeral. Durant and Cook flew out after Sunday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Before Sunday’s win, Durant and his teammates were also devastated by news that rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his Los Angeles clothing store.
Durant, Draymond Green, Steph Curry and other players were seen dancing to Hussle’s music during a tribute before tip-off.