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Heat release plans for Wade celebration

The team will retire Wade’s jersey during halftime of a Feb. 22 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The Miami Heat released information regarding a weekend-long celebration and jersey retirement for Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of last season.

The team will host a tribute event Feb. 21 at the American Airlines Arena. This event is only open to season-ticket holders, but it will be broadcast live on TV and radio. The Heat will then retire Wade’s No. 3 jersey during halftime of Miami’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Feb. 22. And the following day, the American Airlines Arena will host an ESPN Films documentary about Wade. Tickets will cost $3, and proceeds will benefit the Wade’s World Foundation.

Pat Riley called Wade the face of the Heat franchise in announcing the celebration.

Just before Jimmy Butler agreed to join the Heat, the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds reported that Butler was blown away with Wade’s celebration at his last home game in April 2019. Let’s see what impact the jersey retirement has on impending free agents.