Dwyane Wade Drills Game-Winner While Honoring Parkland Victim Buried In His Jersey

Bryan Brandom
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Dwyane Wade put the Miami Heat on his back by scoring 15 of the team’s last 17 points, including the game-winner, in a 102-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

But according to him, he had help from two angels: his late agent Henry Thomas, and Joaquin Oliver, the 17-year-old Parkland shooting victim who’d been buried in Wade’s jersey.

Before dropping 27 points on Philly in the victory, Wade honored Oliver by writing his name on his shoes.

After Wade learned Oliver had been buried in his jersey, Wade dedicated the rest of the season to him.

“From the standpoint of away from the game of basketball, as I continue saying, just understanding how important we are as professionals,” Wade said after the win. “And for me, it’s just giving whatever I can to people who believe in me, and especially people who were happy about me coming back here who embrace me the way that I only can dream of with me coming back home. So just paying some due respect to [Oliver] and his family tonight.”