Wade touched to learn school shooting victim was a fan
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 27, 2018 07:42 AM
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade waves as he goes down court during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
MIAMI (AP) — One of the Florida school shooting victims was buried in a Dwyane Wade jersey, and the Miami Heat guard says he was touched to learn that.
Wade said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) it was difficult to find the words to describe the emotions of his reaction.
Joaquin Oliver, 17, was excited about Wade’s recent return to the Heat. His parents revealed Sunday (Monday, PHL time) on Univision talk show Al Punto that Oliver was buried Feb. 17 (Feb. 18, PHL time) in his Heat jersey bearing Wade’s number.
You’re about to make me cry this afternoon https://t.co/rWFsQcxlYc— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 25, 2018
“You just try to hope that the time where he was alive, that you were able to bring some form of joy to his life,” Wade said. “I don’t even know the word for it. ... On Twitter I said, ’You’re going to make me cry .’”