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‘I Won’t Shut Up And Dribble’: NBA Star Dwyane Wade Dedicates Season To Parkland Victim Buried In His Miami Heat Jersey

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‘I Won’t Shut Up And Dribble’: NBA Star Dwyane Wade Dedicates Season To Parkland Victim Buried In His Miami Heat Jersey

Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 young lives that were lost tragically at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was buried in a Dwyane Wade jersey, and the Miami Heat guard says he was touched to learn that.

The NBA star reacted to the news explaining the 17-year-old’s tragic death is precisely the reason basketball players won’t “shut up and dribble.”

Oliver’s parents on Sunday spoke on the Univision talk show “Al Punto,” telling host Jorge Ramos their son was buried in Wade’s jersey. Shortly thereafter, Wade took to Twitter to say of the revelation, “you’re about to make me cry this afternoon.”

“You really can’t put that in words,” Wade later told reporters on Monday. “You hurt for the family. If you ever get the opportunity to speak to them, you just try to hope the time where he was alive that you were able to bring some type of joy to his life and something memorable. A story that his family and you guys can talk about.”

“Like I said, I retweeted on Twitter, you’re going to make me cry,” Wade expanded. “It’s emotional even thinking about that, that his parents felt that, buried him in my jersey was something that he wanted. I take pride in what I’ve done in this state and what I’ve meant for the youth. I appreciate it.”

Wade then posted a photo in honor of Oliver, telling his followers the young fan’s death is the reason “why we will not just shut up and dribble.”

“This is Joaquin Oliver. He was one of the 17 young lives that were lost tragically at Douglas High School in Parkland,” Wade wrote. “Joaquin was one of many that I heard was excited about my return to Miami and yesterday was buried in my jersey. This is why we will not just SHUT up and dribble!”

Wade’s remarks was a reference to remarks made by Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who earlier this month attacked NBA superstar Lebron James after he claimed Donald Trump “don’t give a f*ck about the people.”

“It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” Ingraham said in response. “Keep the political comments to yourselves.”

“Shut up and dribble,” she added.

Wade had previously taken on Ingraham, tweeting shortly after her comments, “They [used] to try and hide it… now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths.”

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