James Harden and Dwyane Wade faced off each other for the last time in their professional career as the Rockets edged the Heat 121-118.
Harden was once again on fire tonight, a day after his 30 point streak came to an end. The Beard managed to score 58 points and 10 assists.
While Harden’s gameplay was the highlight of the night, one moment between Harden and Wade at the end of the game caught the imagination of all onlookers.
The duo exchanged jerseys, with both players having some kind words to say to each other before they bid one final goodbye on court.
James Harden is a gotdamn marvel. He just consistently makes the unreal totally realistic.
Unbelievable what he's done, and continues to do, this season.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 1, 2019
Dwyane Wade is the master of fakes! pic.twitter.com/fRakZevwuC
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) March 1, 2019
Wade praised Harden for his offensive skills and how he has transformed into the league’s best offensive player.
“He’s definitely one of the most unguardable players this game has ever seen,” Wade said as quoted by Houston Chronicle.
Dwyane Wade will be retiring at the end of this season and has been praised for what he has done for the basketball by the entire fraternity.
James Harden did no different, tipping his hat off to the one of the greatest players of all time and wishing him a happy retirement.
“Gotta tip yo hat off to one of the best to do it. Appreciate what you did for the game. What a joy it’s been to see your journey. Wish you nothing but the best…. and FYI , ‘The game will miss you.'” James Harden wrote in Instagram post.
Dwyane Wade has always spoken highly about James Harden and did so in his Instagram reply too.
He admitted that he was very eager to see how it all unfolded for one of most un-guardable NBA players of all time.
“Nothing but respect. Continue to raise the bar. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds for you my guy.” Dwyane Wade replied.
Wade and Harden 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5XNlDTUfd0
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) March 1, 2019
James Harden has been on fire with his offense this season and would be hoping that he can carry on this form during the business end of the season too.
Chris Paul too had some brilliant words for Dwyane Wade and came up with an amazing Instagram post for him.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) March 1, 2019
Wade would be hoping that he can end his final season in NBA on a high and it is wonderful see that all the players are paying such brilliant homage to the guy.