#3 Is Heading To The Rafters
Presented by G Zero, “L3GACY Celebration” will include Series of Events at AmericanAirlines Arena February 21-23
Before the 2003-04 NBA season, 8 players had worn no. 3 for the Miami HEAT.
Then Dwyane Wade arrived.
16 seasons, 13 all-star selections and 3 championships later, Wade's now-iconic numeral is set to receive the sport's ultimate honor:
A spot in the AmericanAirlines Arena rafters, forever a part of Miami HEAT History.
Your Miami HEAT will host a L3GACY Celebration presented by G Zero honoring Wade, during a series of events scheduled at AmericanAirlines Arena the weekend of February 21, 22 and 23, 2020.
Here’s the breakdown:
The Flashback // February 21
The L3GACY Celebration tips off at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. with “The Flashback.” This event will honor Wade’s impact on NBA basketball, the Miami HEAT and the South Florida community. Guests in attendance will be treated to a sneak peek of the jersey retirement banner among other festivities. The event will be exclusive to current HEAT Season Ticket Members, Premium Seat Holders and HEAT Corporate Partners. FOX Sports Sun will provide exclusive live TV coverage of the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. with HEAT broadcasters Eric Reid, John Crotty and Jason Jackson anchoring the telecast.
No. 3 Jersey Retirement // February 22 // Cleveland Cavaliers vs. HEAT (halftime)
Wade’s No. 3 jersey will be officially retired during halftime of the matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 22nd. “As teams develop and evolve, there are many players who could be labeled the face of a franchise, then there are those that rise above that,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “In my opinion, with all due respect to others, Dwyane Wade has been the face of this franchise. I am so delighted that Dwyane is going to be honored by having his jersey retired. He is so deserving. #FaceOfTheFranchiseForever.” Tickets for the February 22nd Cavaliers vs. HEAT game can be purchased online at HEAT.com/tickets, where available inventory for both the primary and secondary (i.e., resale) markets will be posted for sale.
Exclusive Screening of upcoming Dwyane Wade Documentary // February 23
Your HEAT will screen an exclusive early screening of a new feature-length documentary that chronicles Wade’s NBA career and life off the court as he goes through his final year in the league, reflecting back on the personal and professional challenges, victories and set-backs throughout his unwavering journey. The screening will take place at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday, February 23rd starting at 3:30 p.m. Wade will make an appearance at the event and address the crowd. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
This event will be hosted in the Arena’s lower bowl and is open to the public, but capacity is limited. Tickets will cost $3.00 each and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m. exclusively on HEAT.com. There will be a four-ticket maximum for this event. Proceeds will benefit the Wade’s World Foundation. Fans in attendance will have an exclusive opportunity to take photographs with Wade’s jersey banner. For more information, please visit HEAT.com/L3GACY.