MIAMI (AP) – Kevin Huerter used to have Dwyane Wade’s sneakers.
Now, he’s got his jersey.
Wade has been exchanging uniform tops with opposing players all season long as part of his “One Last Dance” before he retires – swapping with close friends like LeBron James and Chris Paul, fellow longtime stars such as Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter, and the next wave of greats in Paul George and Bradley Beal.
And on Monday night in Miami, Huerter — a rookie guard for Atlanta — got his name added to the list. There they stood, side by side, each wearing the other’s No. 3 jersey from Miami’s 114-113 win.
“Obviously, us No. 3s got to stick together,” Wade said. “But I’ve been watching this kid grow from the preseason on to now and I like his game. I think his game can go to another level as well. I always want to be someone that a player like that can count on, can reach out to.”