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Dwyane Wade returns to Heat, will play Tuesday night vs. Nets

Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat after a two-week paternity leave and will return to the lineup in Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat shared video of Wade participating in Tuesday morning’s shootaround to celebrate the veteran’s return.

The Heat went 2-5 in Wade’s absence as the star spent time with wife Gabrielle Union-Wade and newborn daughter Kaavia James Union Wade, who was born via surrogate on Nov. 7.


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The Wades have been spending time in Los Angeles as they celebrated the new addition to their family.


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Thanks for letting daddy watch some football !! We’re already working together well. #Myhappyplace #AFatherFirst #Beardown

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The Heat not surprisingly are happy to have their leader back with the team.

“With Dwyane back it was a tangible boost in energy during today’s shootaround,” Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said, via the Sun-Sentinel.

In a novel coincidence, the Heat are slated to wear their “Vice Nights” jerseys on Tuesday night, which will mark the first time Wade will don the flashy uniform.