Some of Michael Carter-Williams' best memories as a kid were the sleepovers at his great-uncle Jimmy's house where plenty of root beer was consumed. He also loved the family gatherings at Jimmy's place on Christmas Eve every year.

Carter-Williams won't be able to make it to Jimmy's house in Massachusetts this year because he'll be traveling with the 76ers to start a western swing in Portland. But he has already sent Jimmy a special gift that commemorates his being named NBA rookie of the year last season.

"I couldn't imagine my success without Uncle Jimmy," Carter-Williams says.

See Jimmy's reaction when he opens the box and reads the heartwarming note that accompanies the gift:

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