Dwayne Wade Drilled A Game Winner While Paying Tribute To A Parkland Victim

Yesterday, we brought you the story of Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 Parkland shooting victims who was buried in a Dwayne Wade jersey.
Once hearing Oliver’s story, Wade tweeted that stories like this are exactly why athletes should not “shut up and dribble”, and that he would be dedicating the rest of his Miami Heat season to the late Joaquin.


And as Dwayne Wade has done for his entire career, he backed up his talk on the court, not only having a great game (27 points, 15 in the fourth quarter alone) but DRILLING the game-winning shot over likely rookie of the year Ben Simmons. All with Joaquin Oliver’s name written on his shoes.


According to The Assosciated Press, Wade is trying to meet the family, hoping to “thank them, comfort them, listen to them, help them, hug them, and almost certainly cry with them.”

β€œThat they thought of me in that process, as something that he would have wanted, is mindboggling,” Wade said.

The morning after his game-winning shot, Wayne posted to Twitter about a candlelight vigil being held for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting tonight at 7 p.m. EST. There is no word on whether Wade will be there, but if we know Dwayne Wade, we have a feeling he will be. Guy is just a great dude, through and through.


Hopefully, hopefully, this tragedy is finally the one that brings the winds of change.

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