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Dwyane Wade ’emotional’ after hearing of Parkland shooting victim buried in his jersey

By Des Bieler,

Dwyane Wade is in his 14th season as a member of the Miami Heat, and he is almost universally regarded as the greatest player in franchise history, so he’s used to hearing about people in South Florida wearing his jersey. However, the tale of one young man’s affinity for his favorite NBA player left Wade “emotional” and near tears.

That young man was Joaquin Oliver, who was one of the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Fla., shootings on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and who was buried in his Wade jersey.

Oliver’s parents spoke about the loss of their son recently on an Univision talk show, and after hearing about it, Wade said Sunday on Twitter that he was about to “cry.” Before a Heat practice Monday, Wade said it was “emotional even thinking about that.”


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