Dwyane Wade’s last game-worn jersey won’t be going to the Hall of Fame. Nor will it be up for auction—at least not anytime soon. Wade has been doing jersey swaps during his final season in the NBA and last night’s trade partner as time ran out on the future Hall of Famer’s career was Carmelo Anthony.
The currently unemployed veteran forward and close friend was at the game in Brooklyn with Wade’s former teammate LeBron James and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul. Wade didn’t know the trio was coming and the gift to Anthony appeared to be a surprise.
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“It was Melo who kept nudging me to go on a tour like this, so it was nice to give the last jersey to him,” Wade said of his last season, which included tributes from teams and fellow players and nightly jersey swaps with fellow NBA icons.
Should it ever come to auction, it’s likely the jersey would sell for at least a high five-figure price tag, perhaps significantly more.
The jersey Wade wore in the first half of this year’s All-Star Game sold for $30,353 in February. A City Edition gamer from early in the season went for $10,041 in December.