(AllHipHop News) Budweiser had large parts of the internet reaching for tissues yesterday. The American beer company released its #ThisBudsFor3 tribute video for retiring basketball superstar Dwyane Wade.
Last night, Wade played his final home game for the Miami Heat. Budweiser celebrated the 13-time All-Star, 3-time NBA champion's final moments in the American Airlines Arena by presenting its short film highlighting D-Wade's season-long jersey swap ritual.
The 37-year-old Chicago native was surprised when some of the fans he’s impacted the most throughout his career showed up to propose their own personalized "jersey" exchange. Dwyane's mother, Jolinda Wade, was one of the people in the video honoring the philanthropic athlete.
“Throughout the year, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my basketball career and thank so many teammates, coaches and mentors who have impacted me on the court," states Wade. "Thanks to Budweiser for reminding me that my connection to people is bigger than basketball. While my basketball career is coming to a close in the coming days, my relationship with my fans will only continue to grow.”
Budweiser is also offering one person the chance to win the “Dwyane Wade’s Legendary Jersey Collection” giveaway which consists of thirty-seven replica NBA basketball jerseys. The sweepstakes contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are twenty-one years of age or older.
To participate, Twitter users must retweet a tweet from the @BudweiserUSA account informing its followers of a chance to win a prize. Retweeting the entry post enters the individual in the random drawing. Multiple retweets do not increase chances of winning.
On Tuesday night, the Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (122-99) in Dwyane Wade's final home game. His oldest son, Zaire, introduced him to the crowd, and Former President Barack Obama praised the legendary baller in a video.
Wade scored the first basket of the game on a dunk. He finished with 30 points. His final game in the NBA takes place tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. Number 3 ends his career as Miami's all-time leader in games played, minutes played, points, field goals, free throws, assists, and steals.