Dwyane Wade gives Taylor Swift No. 13 Miami Heat jersey (pic/vid)
The Miami Heat may take the floor at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday night to open up their season with a tilt against the Charlotte Hornets, but on Tuesday, the Miami arena was the domain of Taylor Swift. And Dwyane Wade was there to welcome her to his home turf.
Swift was making a stop in Miami on her enormously successful 1989 World Tour and Wade did his best to make her feel at home by presenting the pop superstar with a custom No. 13 Heat jersey.
Not only that, the Heat star even took the stage alongside Swift, saying, “It’s my house. I don’t pay no rent here, but I call this my house,” Wade said on stage during the concert. “but tonight it’s yours. So thank you.”
First surprise of the night. @DwyaneWade giving @taylorswift13 an official @MiamiHEAT jersey! ~@luluylala pic.twitter.com/ub8HnZW9We
— HITS 97.3 (@HITS973) October 28, 2015
Swift countered by demonstrating some awareness of the Heat’s upcoming season opener, saying, “He’s got a really, really big game tomorrow.”
Wade also took to Instagram to post a photograph of himself posing with Swift and the jersey, even acknowledging the fanfare surrounding the superstar’s stopover in Miami.
“13 is her favorite number and it’s my 13th season starting 2morrow… #Lucky13 thank you@taylorswift for having me at your concert tonite and for allowing me to welcome you to Miami-WadeCounty!!! American Airlines Arena is insane right now… #heatnation #BiscayneBoys”
Swift has several somewhat interesting ties to the NBA. Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler harbors a crush on the pop star and annoys his teammates by blasting her songs. She also is buddies with former New York Knick and current Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire. Simply add D-Wade to her contingent of NBA pals.