Video: Zaire Wade’s message to Dwyane Wade for Heat jersey retirement
“Pops, man! Main man, big bro. Proud of you dog, getting that jersey retired. Know we’ve been talking about this for a long time. Finally did it! Congratulations, see you soon,” the junior Wade said.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) February 22, 2020
Prior to Dwyane’s final regular-season home game as a Heat player in 2019, Zaire made a tribute video to his dad that recreated one of Dwyane’s more iconic commercials:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 9, 2019
Wade won three titles and made 13 All-Star Games during his tenure with Miami. The jersey retirement ceremony was part of a three-night dedication to Wade’s accomplishments, culminating in a documentary that will air Sunday night on ESPN. Wade largely devoted his speech Saturday to his late friend Kobe Bryant, including his example as a father:
“He mastered basketball, he mastered being an amazing father, he mastered being a husband, he mastered being a creator,” Wade said, per ESPN. “He was showing us the way, and now we don’t have that. So I do have a responsibility to be that guy and show the way for the next generation.”
Zaire is a 6-foot-3 point guard at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, where he’s a teammate with LeBron James’ son, Bronny James. Zaire is a three-star prospect, per 247Sports. He has still yet to declare where he’ll be playing college ball next year.