The 76ers hosted the family of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center.
Shooting guard Jason Richardson gave Wilson's older son, Quahmier, a tour of the locker room and took him to meet coach Brett Brown in his office. The 10-year-old received one of Richardson's No. 23 jerseys and a pair of Nerlens Noel's Nike sneakers.
One-year-old Robert Wilson IV and other family members watched the Sixers' pregame on-court workouts from the team's bench.
Wilson was gunned down during an attempted robbery at a North Philadelphia video-game store March 5.
"We really respect what his dad did," Richardson said of Quahmier. "His dad is a hero and always will be a hero for what he's done. We just want to show that kid that even though his father is gone, he's still respected. And we want to show our thanks and appreciation."
The Sixers wore white T-shirts with the words "OFFICER WILSON" in blue lettering during warm-ups for their home game against the Atlanta Hawks on March 7.
"I know I lost one of my father figures when I was that young," Richardson said. "You don't really understand what death is. You don't understand the meaning of it being that young.
"I think he said this was his first basketball game. We're going to try to win it for him."
Richardson was jokingly asked whether he promised to score 60 points for Quahmier.
"No, I didn't promise him that - not the way I've been shooting," Richardson said.
He averaged three points on a combined 6-for-37 shooting in his four games heading into Wednesday but scored 14 against Detroit.