Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade’s career is starting to come to an end. And Wade has made a habit of exchanging jerseys with opposing players at the end of games.
In this ad released Tuesday, ahead of Wade’s retirement, Budweiser decided to illustrate the impact he’s made off the court with a series of non-traditional jersey exchanges.
Wade arrives at AmericanAirlines Arena and is greeted one-by-one by five people whose lives Wade has impacted outside of basketball.
The group includes his mother, Jolinda, and the sister of Joaquin Oliver, who was killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The visitors didn’t have jerseys instead they gave Wade symbols of his influence on their lives. One including a graduation cap and gown and another the blazer that one man wore to his first job interview after being inspired by Wade.
If you watch this and don’t have tears coming down I’m not sure if you’re a man. This hit me in the feels. Thank you Dwayne.