Watch The Heat’s Incredible Dwyane Wade Tribute Video, Featuring LeBron James And Gabrielle Union

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Tuesday is a night of celebration across the NBA. While we aren’t sure whether or not this is the final time we’ll see Dirk Nowtizki suit up at home, we know that Dwyane Wade’s time in the league is coming to an end. The Miami Heat need some things to break their way down the stretch if they want to make the playoffs, meaning that Tuesday very well could be Wade’s final game in front of the adoring fans at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

As such, the Heat went all-out to honor Wade before taking on the Philadelphia 76ers. Before the game even tipped off, we got a video from the organization that paid tribute to the three acts of Wade’s career. It included a collection of those who knew him best, like Gabrielle Union and LeBron James, telling the story of his career in an epic, five minute-long video that is guaranteed to give you chills.

It’s not a stretch to say that this is one of the best tribute videos we’ve ever seen — I’d tell you to go back and watch it immediately, but first, the Heat decided to do one more special tribute involving someone close to Wade. His son, Zaire, introduced his dad in a pre-recorded video that paid tribute to Wade’s famous Converse commercial from years ago.

Wade then got the mic, saying he was on the verge of tears before going through and thanking all of his teammates for this season. Of course, the loudest cheer ended up going to Udonis Haslem because, well, why wouldn’t it.

While none of these were tear-jerkers on par with Wade’s Budweiser ad that debuted on Tuesday morning, they were still both fantastic ways to kick off a night that no one is ever going to forget.