Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade had his wife Gabrielle Union, baby Kaavia James, and his sons on hand as he was honored Thursday night at a dinner held in his honor. The dinner was the start to All-Star weekend.
“Whatever it is from Thursday to Sunday, I’m just gonna enjoy it,” Wade said. “My family be there. My daughter be there. I can’t ask for nothin’ better.”
On Friday, Wade took his mother and son, Zaire, to the NBA’s “Day of Service,” where they visited a local food bank and provided food for people in need.
“I want him to be inspired by what he sees,” Wade said of his son. “I want him to dream a little bit more when he leaves this weekend about what he want, because he gets to see his dad, and get to see so many of the greats do it.”
Wade will play his final NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.
“I always knew that the time would come that I won’t play the game no more,” he said. “Doesn’t mean that Imma be away from the game. Doesn’t mean that I’m not gonna love the game, but you know, I just won’t tie my shoes up as tight no more.”
“I’m just gonna try and enjoy it,” Wade added. “This is gonna be a different All-Star than I’ve experienced, I believe. I’m just gonna go with whatever comes with it.”
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.