OAKLAND – When finished, the Warriors cut enough to survive the unremitting pluck of the Miami Heat, two basketball legends and beyond the edge, stinging and energizing, each holding a sweaty jersey of each other
Half of that moment was owned by Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar in the last season of a career spent putting a mountain of respect for his name and game.
The other half is Stephen Curry, in the middle of a career that makes almost the same.
These two have little relevance other than proud fatherhood, quiet leadership, deep reservoir of toughness, ability to mark ownership, endless determination, a promise to a better society and three championships of the NBA.
It needs to be done until companions in their Naismith Hall of Fame.
"Everywhere he's gone, he's watched on TV, and it's a different energy when he gets the ball," said the Curry after a 1
Most of every member of the Warriors, players and coaches went on to share a word or a hug or a shuffle by Wade, who recorded 10 points in 5-of-14 shooting.
"He's a great investor in basketball, especially physically, it's time to get away and go on what's next for his life," says Kevin Durant, who shares a hug on Wade before Curry- Wade jersey swap. "As a fan from Day 1, I'll be concerned about D-Wade, especially fighting him at the (2012) Finals and throughout my career.
" It's good to see people coming out of their way. "
At the bet of the game, Wade had the courage, as a defender of help, expected and swadged a Durant fadeaway at the last minute, made a layup that gave Miami his first win of the fourth quarter.  It was not what this night, though the single play – Wade, at 6-foot-4, defying his seven-inch absence – symbol of the player he had across 16
The Warriors in the first quarter gathered a brief video recognition, with highlights from Wade's career, with Oracle Arena strengthening the crowd and, once the camera settled in he stands near the Heat bench, rises for a standing ovation, which he is most familiar with.
"He is incredible," says Draymond Green. "D-Wade is an inspiration for me. When you talk about the underline, when D-Wade arrives in the league he is an undersized 2-guard. He has won all possibilities. Finals MVP. Three-time champion, one million All-Star appearances, one million All-NBA teams. . . I think D-Wade has done some All-Defensive teams (three times, really).
"He has a great career and what he has done for that organization, it's amazing."
Wade is in Miami as Kobe Bryant is in Los Angeles, Larry Bird in Boston, Reggie Miller in Indiana or. . . Kitchens in the Bay Area.
If not for Wade's presence, LeBron James never made his talents in South Beach. If not for Wade in Miami, the championship glory of Shaquille O & # 39; Neal may be strictly in LA
In fact, there is no reasonable argument against Wade among the five best shooting guards in the history of the NBA, the more It's all wonderful It has no reliable 3-point shot. He's a career of 29-percent shooter from the deep.
That is the knock on him when it comes to. Can not shoot. So he responded by marking in all possible ways and some impossible. In 2008-09, Wade led the NBA in scoring, which averaged 30.2 points per game.
In a league with Kobe and KD and LeBron and Dirk and Melo, Wade was somehow the highest scorer while shooting 31.7 percent from the bottom. [Kungsakalingmag-playparasaGiants]
Of course, Curry wants no part of this good ability from beyond the arch. It was the most frightening element of his game. He will be the 2019 Wade in 2009.
If Wade knows the journey of Curry, it's because of himself, from doubters draft-night to championship on the franchise icon.
There is no doubt that Curry will find a place for Wade's jersey and, moreover, he will understand as well as anyone else why it's special.