Tributes pour in for late Colorado hoops star Mackenzie Forrest; Steph Curry offers Twitter shoutout

Tributes pour in for late Colorado hoops star Mackenzie Forrest; Steph Curry offers Twitter shoutout

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Tributes pour in for late Colorado hoops star Mackenzie Forrest; Steph Curry offers Twitter shoutout

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Mackenzie Forrest (Photo: Twitter)

Mackenzie Forrest (Photo: Twitter)

When Lakewood, Colo. star Mackenzie Forrest died tragically in a one-car accident returning from the state championships in Boulder, she left behind an enormous network of friends, family and supporters. They haven’t forgotten her for a moment in the days since, and aren’t likely to anytime soon.

“She showed her happiness,” her mother, Denise, said. “She was very passionate. She showed it deeply. But she also felt things deeply.”

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Mackenzie was passionate about her basketball shoes, loud socks, Steph Curry, Harry Potter, her coach, her friends, her faith and her family.

The love and devotion laid forth by her friends and family inspired outreach to the best current basketball player on the planet, and he was happy to comply to briefly inspire a moment of peaceful, happy reflection.

When Curry sent his typical pregame “Lock in! ” tweet before Wednesday night’s game against the Knicks, he added two important shout outs:  @LHS_Tigers . The pair of postscripts serve as an honorarium to Forest, who wore No. 33 during her Lakewood career, and Lakewood High School itself.

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Curry’s offering didn’t go unnoticed by Forrest’s classmates at Lakewood.

The original outreach made by the Lakewood senior class was a touching tribute to Forrest and her fandom of Curry.

As it stands, Curry isn’t the only NBA celebrity to offer support for Forrest’s former classmates and friends; the entire Nuggets team filmed the video you see below as a tribute to the late teen.

None of these tributes can bring Forrest back, but they do help provide a touching reminder of just how much she meant to her family, friends, and the entire Lakewood community while ensuring that her legacy won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

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