Wade bags triple-double in finale, but Nets top Heat

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

Yet given Wade's iconic status in a community in which he's spent the bulk of his career, it's not surprising that there are those who believe that price doesn't matter under these circumstances.

Yesterday, a moving Budweiser ad focused on Wade's incredible off-court achievement put us all in our feelings.

The pair were there to watch Heat guard Dwyane Wade play his last National Basketball Association game. There were tribute videos, tears, hugs and a scathing chant directed at Paul Pierce, but he still had one more game to play on the road. Through three quarters, Wade had a triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds - fittingly, that 10th assist came to long time teammate Udonis Haslem. Wade scored 30 points in his first start of the season in a 122-99 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers, exited to a standing ovation in the final minute and exchanged jerseys with Jimmy Butler.

In Wade's finale after a glittering 16-year career, his best friends - James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul - were courtside for the Miami Heat's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.

"I will never forget the game victor he hit in 2004 against the Utah Jazz", Spoelstra said. "I've seen him go into his bag of tricks so many times and just compartmentalize".

Nets: Starters Joe Harris (toe) and DeMarre Carroll (right wrist) sat out, though Atkinson said they would be ready for the playoff opener. So Wade gave his final one to him.

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