Just hours before Game Three of the NBA Finals gets underway the Miami Heat are coping with some tragic news out of Florida.

Several of the Miami Heat roster are in shock at the news that personal chef to several of the team, Antaun Teasley, was shot and killed outside of a nightclub Tuesday morning.

As reported by Miami's Local 10 News and The Associated Press, Teasley was pronounced dead from his wounds after being taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Police later confirmed that the 42-year-old had suffered a fatal wound to his upper torso. 

Teasley was a friend to both Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole of the Miami Heat having worked as their personal chef in the past.

Indeed the final message on Twitter from Teasley was a photo of a meal cooked for Cole on Monday afternoon.

Chalmers, who is preparing to take on the San Antonio Spurs in Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals in Miami tonight, was clearly shocked by the news, penning the above message of condolence via his Instagram account:

"Man crazy news. R.I.P young sheezy. A great person to b around. Never in a bad mood always smiling and kickin it. Prayers for ur family and ur kids. U gonna b missed homie," wrote the Heat point guard.

Norris Cole meanwhile refused to speak to reporters this morning with the news breaking just hours before the Heat welcome San Antonio to the American Airlines Arena for the first time in this Finals series.

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