Dwyane Wade put up 30 points in his final home game in Miami on Tuesday night during quite the celebration of his tenure in South Beach.
However, like Dirk Nowitzki, the final game of his NBA career took place on the road in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, as the Heat took on the Nets in a game that could affect playoff seeding in the East. For Miami, their season is guaranteed to end, but they have plenty of motivation to send Wade out on a high note.
While plenty of stars flocked to Miami for his final home game, including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, who got a little too up close and personal with Wade during the game, his best friends in the NBA were in the house for his final NBA game in Brooklyn. LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony all made the voyage to New York on Wednesday to watch their good friend close the book on his legendary career.
LeBron explained in an interview with the Heat broadcast why it was so important for them all to make the trip to the game.
The Lakers and Rockets’ regular seasons ended on Tuesday, so James and Paul were able to get out there, while Anthony has not been on a roster since early in the season with Houston. It’s cool that the trio could make it to support their close friend because it rarely happens in sports that a player’s peers get a chance to do such a thing. The NBA schedule made it possible, and LeBron, CP3, and Melo apparently made sure to get to Brooklyn for the occasion.