As our nation continues to mourn the lives that were lost in the Parkland school shooting, we are reminded just how much sports can represent to an individual or an entire community.
After leading a video tribute for all the victims of the shooting, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade received news that almost brought him to tears.
17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, a victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, was buried in his Dwyane Wade jersey https://t.co/1tylMA5Hog— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 26, 2018
Joaquin Oliver, one of the victims of the mass shooting, was buried in his Dwyane Wade Miami Heat jersey.
Having grown up during the Big 3 era, Oliver and the rest of his peers have seen Wade dominate the hardwood and been inspired by his play for years.
Wade has also been an activist off the court as well for social issues, representing the breadth of his impact for his community.
Wade was traded back to the Heat to reunite with his first team just days before the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the friends and families of those affected by the incident.