While honoring a teenage fan whose life was taken in this month's Florida school shooting, Dwyane Wade played his best basketball of the season Tuesday night.
The 36-year-old guard, who recently was traded by Cleveland Cavaliers back to where his career started with the Miami Heat, wore the name of Joaquin Oliver on his shoes against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.
Oliver was one of the 17 victims in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was also a huge Heat fan, with his parents revealing over the weekend that he had been buried in his Wade Jersey.
Oliver's classmates returned to school on Wednesday as Stoneman Douglas reopened for classes.
The night before, Wade turned back the clock with a performance that saw him score 15 of Miami's last 17 points, including the game-winner, in the 102-101 victory.
Wade ended with a season best 27 points and afterward posted on social media about the special night while mentioning both Oliver and his late agent, Henry Thomas, who died at age 64 in January after suffering from a neuromuscular disease.
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