Dwyane Wade suited up for the first regular season home game of his career on Oct. 31, 2003, when the Miami Heat hosted the Detroit Pistons.
On Wednesday, the three-time champion appeared in front of the American Airlines crowd for what was the final time in his Hall of Fame career. He finished the night with 30 points on 10-for-23 shooting including 4-for-10 from beyond the arc.
As Wade has exemplified what it means to be a member of the Heat for the past 16 years, an emotional outpouring of love and support were to be expected ahead of the final game in front of his home crowd.
What he received somehow exceeded those expectations.
Re-live Wade's final home game as a member of the Miami Heat through the best sights and sounds from the night…
.@DwyaneWade has arrived to HIS HOUSE! 🏠 #L3GACY pic.twitter.com/yGAHZvx2Fy- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 9, 2019
Spoelstra and Wade
American Airlines Arena
Bam Adebayo's shoes
Jimmy Butler wearing a "L3GACY" shirt
Zaire Wade recreates Dad's iconic commercial
Zaire Wade recreated Dwyane Wade's classic Converse commercial. So good. pic.twitter.com/kOG2KIDp1b- Dime (@DimeUPROXX) April 10, 2019
Wade's player introduction
President Barack Obama pays tribute
A pregame moment with the fans
Always His House! 🏡🔥 pic.twitter.com/SHcrTEtX4w- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 10, 2019
Wade's first basket
In true @DwyaneWade style he came in HOT and put up our first ✌️ points of the game! #Wad3Watch - 2 points pic.twitter.com/UHS4pTrXba- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 10, 2019
Wade's first half
⚡️ Halftime #Wad3Watch - 14 points ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ijSoIIn2KU- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 10, 2019
Former teammates catching up
Wade's fourth quarter
#3 for 👌👌👌 pic.twitter.com/VjEIFGEkdy- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 10, 2019
ANOTHA ONE! 👌#Wad3Watch - 30 points pic.twitter.com/BzEfSVnUak- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 10, 2019
Wade and Haslem check into the game together
👏 @DwyaneWade & @ThisIsUD check in TOGETHER! #L3GACY #OneLastDance pic.twitter.com/VmxTWIw8cY- NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019
No shortage of jersey swaps
#OneLastDance x #L3GACY...- NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019
Hank Thomas & Z. Wade pic.twitter.com/KfUnMjp2O1