Shaun Livingston Won't Play vs Wizards to Attend Devin Harris' Brother's Funeral

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2017

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Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston will miss the team's upcoming game against the Washington Wizards in order to attend the funeral for the brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Bruce Harris, 38, was killed Oct. 19 in a car crash in Dallas.

"I lost my brother tragically and it's been a tough week," Devin Harris said Monday, per Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. "The family is taking it pretty hard, as you would expect them to. Probably the toughest thing I've had to deal with, dealing with myself, trying to explain it to his kids, my kids—it's just been tough."

The point guard is out indefinitely while he attempts to recover from the tragedy.

Livingston is a longtime friend of Harris and recently helped set up a meeting between teammate Stephen Curry and Bruce Harris' son, Brayden, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Devin Harris was the No. 5 pick in the 2004 draft, one spot behind Livingston at No. 4 overall that year.

The Warriors might miss the guard's contributions off the bench for Friday's matchup against the Wizards, but Nick Young and Patrick McCaw will likely be serviceable replacements.


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