As expected, emotions ran high before Game 5 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

With the basketball world still affected by the news of Clippers owner Donald Sterling receiving a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for making racist remarks that were caught on tape, the pre-game scene at Staples Center was emotionally charged.

Just prior to tip-off, NBA on TNT reporter David Aldridge gave a revelatory pre-game report, telling a story about his seven-year-old son that rendered play-by-play man Kevin Harlan (and all of us at home) speechless.

Understandably, Aldridge appeared to have difficulty telling the story, but it was a powerful moment of live television and more importantly, a reminder that the story transcends basketball.

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