Heat guard Dwyane Wade outlined his decision to swap jerseys with Hawks guard Kevin Huerter after their matchup Monday.
Wade scored 23 elements to information the Heat to a 114-113 win over the Hawks, whereas he moreover had two blocks to interrupt Michael Jordan’s report for a lot of by a guard in NBA historic previous.
The three-time NBA champion, who’s having fun with his final season, then drew consideration after the game when he swapped jerseys with 20-year-old Huerter.
Wade, 37, acknowledged he had been suggested Huerter, who was the 19th select throughout the 2018 NBA Draft, had grown up idolizing him.
“Earlier in the year, a good friend of mine told me about him when he was younger, that he used to wear my shoes, he wore number three because of me, he looked up to me,” he suggested Fox Sports.
“I knew I was going to shock him the ultimate time we carried out them nonetheless I really like his sport.
“Since preseason, we performed all of them the way in which to now, he is gotten so significantly better so from one quantity three to a different, I assumed I might swap jerseys with him.”
Miami improved to 29-34 with its win to sit 10th throughout the Eastern Conference.