Dwyane Wade was enshrined with the class of 2023 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Looking at his father, sitting in the front row Dwyane Said,
"I started this off thanking you, and I want to end it the same way,"
Wade, is a 13-time NBA All-Star and a three-time NBA champion for The Miami Heat and at the podium he made one request.
"We had the same exact dream and we carry the exact name, Dwyane Tyrone Wade. To know we hustled all the way to the Basketball Hall of Fame is God’s will. So Pops, I know your knees are a little sore, but will you join me on stage as we take our rightful step into basketball heaven?"
Wade’s father, joined his son at the podium and the two embraced.
"We in the Hall of Fame, dawg," Wade cried out.
Joining Wade's class was Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitski, Greg Popavich & Tony Parker of The San Antonio Spurs, and Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers who took a moment to remember the late Kobe Bryant, with whom Pau won 2 championships.
"I wouldn’t be here without you brother," Gasol said. "I wish more than anything that you and Gigi were here today with us."