"We couldn't miss D-Wade's last game, this is the last time he's going to be on an National Basketball Association floor wearing that famous Miami Heat uniform".
LeBron James had a front-row seat for the final game of Dwyane Wade's career.
Both Wade and Nowitzki end their careers as one of the best to play the game and have made a large impact both on and off the court.
As a result, Pierce played 82 more games than Wade (a full season) from the time they were 30-years-old to the time they were 35.
Even the Nets fans chimed in and trashed Paul Pierce, who recently claimed that he'd be "sitting on 5 or 6 championships" compared to Wade if he had James or Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal on his team.
"Man i can't believe my favorite athlete of all time is having his last home game tonight".
The Miami Heat just missed the playoffs in Wade's final season, missing out on the eighth seed, which was ultimately occupied by the Detroit Pistons, by just two games.
"Wade County", Wade shouted to the crowd after the game after he jumped up onto the courtside table where Heat managing general partner Micky Arison sits, one last time, one last celebration. I mean, it's a good thing heroin can't advertise or maybe they would've co-sponsored the ad.
"I can retire and be happy", he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel afterward. "Thank you @DanMarino you set the bar high and i [just] wanted to reach it". Wade passed Elgin Baylor (23,149 points) to move into 29th place on the NBA's career list.
Asked if Wednesday might have been his final game, Haslem, who turns 39 in June, said, "It's possible".
During the season Wade has swapped jerseys with friends, foes and obscure players alike. Don't get me wrong, Pierce will always be a Boston sports legend as he has easily been the best player to join up with the Celtics since Larry Bird called it quits all those years ago.