Wade surprises Hawks' rookie Huerter with jersey swap

Wendy Adams
March 05, 2019 - 1:38 pm

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The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Miami Heat 114-113 in their final meeting of the season on Monday night. But it's what happened after the game that has everyone smiling.

Dwyane Wade is enjoying his final year of his career in the NBA. So when he found out Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter idolized him growing, Wade waited until the teams' final meeting to surprise him with the jersey swap.

Wade told Fox Sports' Jason Jackson following the game why he waited to surprise Huerter:

Earlier in the year, a good friend of mine told me about him when he was younger, that he used to wear my shoes. He wore number 3 because of me, he looked up to me. So I knew I was going to surprise him the last time we played them. But I really like his game. He’s someone, since preseason when we played them all the way until now, he’s gotten so much better, so from one number 3 to another, I thought I’d switch jerseys with him.