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Heat center Hassan Whiteside buys dream home for mom

Hassan's mother brought to tears over dream house

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, in a video posted on Snapchat, hands over the keys to a new house to his mother.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, in a video posted on Snapchat, hands over the keys to a new house to his mother.

MIAMI – Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside brought his mother to tears during one of his Snapchat videos as he surprised her with the keys to a dream home.

In a series of videos, Whiteside staged the surprise by saying they were looking at several homes during a house hunting trip.

But he then surprised his mother, who said she liked this particular house, with keys to her dream home.

She then hugged her son and was brought to tears over the grand gesture.

The home is believed to be located in Hassan's home state of North Carolina.

Whiteside, who was a journeyman and had to play overseas to keep his basketball career alive, was a long shot to stay in the NBA, but overcame the odds and signed a $98 million dollar contract with the Heat last summer.