LeBron, Carmelo, Chris Paul courtside for Wade's last game

Recalling the most memorable moments in Dwyane Wade’s career against ‘big brother’ Celtics

LeBron James (center) and Carmelo Anthony cheering on Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade against the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter at Barclays Center.

Of any two players in the league, both Wade and Nowitzki had a profound impact on both the game and the players that make up its rosters.

The antics didn't stop there as James also saved one last video-bomb, just for old times' sake.

A couple hours later, he looked like a guy capable of playing well beyond what was the final night of his career. Wade, 37, played his last home game for the Miami Heat this Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The season served as a retirement tour for Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane Wade, and now that the regular season is over and neither the Mavericks nor the Heat have qualified for the post-season, it is time to bid farewell to two National Basketball Association legends.

Heat: Udonis Haslem - also a three-time Heat champion, like Wade - played most of the fourth quarter with Wade. Wade posted a triple-double to finish his career on the best of notes.

However, their first appearance ended in disappointment, as they were beaten in six games by the Mavericks.

Johnson recalled asking Wade on her first day of college if he thought he was going to be successful. Now add Anthony and Paul to those teams.

But there was no keeping Wade down for long.

Although the game itself was a blowout, it gave fans one last opportunity to see Wade.

The younger Wade has grown up in his father's shadow in South Florida, eventually rising to his current spot as a high school junior at American Heritage High School (Plantation, Fla.). This city means everything to me. "But he's cut from a different cloth".

"Man i can't believe my favorite athlete of all time is having his last home game tonight. I'm so proud of her", Wade told The Associated Press before the inaugural church service at "Temple of Praise" over a decade ago, according to ESPN.

"I would say the fondest part is when we lost in 2011", James said. He scored 30 points in the tribute-filled game, and the Heat sent him off a victor by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night. He finished with 23,165.

Of course they would be there, James said during the game.

During the season Wade has swapped jerseys with friends, foes and obscure players alike.

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