Heat's Wade set for finale at Brooklyn

An emotional Dwyane Wade short film shows the impact he's made off the court

An emotional Dwyane Wade short film shows the impact he's made off the court

For the Heat, eliminated from playoff contention a night earlier, this was all about the 1,231st and final game - regular seasons and playoffs - of the 16-year career of inevitable Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) signals to the crowd after scoring in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

Spoelstra was a Heat assistant at the time of the shot, but considered himself the guy who shagged balls for Wade.

Wade technically played five years with LeBron, with four of them coming in Miami from 2010 through 2014 and one year with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017-18 before he was ultimately traded back to the Heat at the trade deadline. It's a fun and touching tradition, because Wade doesn't just get souvenirs from his fellow players, he also gives a part of himself to them.

After the final buzzer, Wade exchanged hugs at midcourt with Anthony, James, and Paul and posed with pictures with his longtime friends.

Wade will be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and will nearly certainly have his jersey retired in the future by the Heat.

Before tip-off Wednesday night in Brooklyn, a trio of National Basketball Association stars flocked into Barclays Center to witness their peer's final hurrah. And I gotta believe Pierce would be laughing if he saw this. As if the picture above isn't enough to show the impact Wade has made, Budweiser took the jersey tribute swap to a whole other level.

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