The San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets tipped off their Friday night contest at the AT&T Center. However, before the game got underway, the Spurs organization took the time to honor former Spurs’ Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge. Both players received heartfelt tributes in their return to San Antonio before the contest tipped off.

What a classy gesture by the Spurs organization towards Nets players Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge. Even though they’re no longer with the franchise, both are still very much a part of the Spurs’ family.

The video showed the signing of current Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge, followed by some of his best highlights as a member of the franchise. Sprinkled in were quotes from longtime San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich, who said that he “couldn’t imagine being more proud of a player” at one point during Aldridge’s tenure with the Spurs.

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Mill’s tribute then followed, with some great highlights and quotes from Popovich. Perhaps the most touching part of the video was when the Spurs showed both Nets players Aldridge and Mills giving back to the community.

Mills spent 10 seasons in San Antonio, winning one championship with the organization in the 2014 season. Aldridge, meanwhile, arrived as a free agent and made the All-Star team three times during his tenure, helping the team to two 60-plus win seasons.

Both Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge made many contributions for the Spurs on the court but it’s clear that they made just as much of an impact off the court in San Antonio.