It was an emotional night for LeBron James in Cleveland on Saturday, when his Cavaliers hosted the Orlando Magic at the Q.

A closer look at James' Nike LeBron Soldier 10 sneakers revealed two messages: "R.I.P. Minerva N. Martin" and "Forever a Queen." James elaborated on the passing of his family friend on Instagram later in the night.

"As much as we'll all miss you (especially your sweet potato pies) you're now in a much better place than the one u left behind! Rest in Paradise Momma Peaches. Love you forever!!! Mecco, Brandie and RP hold strong for the family throughout it all."

In a performance that would have made Minerva proud, James had 23 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Cavs to a 105-99 victory.

LeBron James Wearing Minerva Martin Nike LeBron Soldier 10 Tribute Game
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