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Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade was a surprise guest speaker Sunday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's graduation ceremony, leading cheers and recalling how nervous he was to meet students following the on-campus shootings last year that claimed 17 lives.

Wade called himself "part of this MSD family" and told graduates that it was understandable if they feel unsure about their futures — because in some ways, after 16 years in the NBA, he also is unsure exactly what his future entails.

Terrisa Mark

Downtown Miami hosted a historic event Monday night: Dwyane Wade played his very last home game for the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena.

The 37-year-old shooting guard announced last year that he would retire from the NBA at the end of the 2018-19 season. 

Despite the rain, fans from all walks of life did not mind waiting in line Monday. They overflowed into the streets beginning at 4 p.m. (tip off time was 7:30 p.m.). 

Dwyane Wade Is Coming Back To Miami

Feb 8, 2018
David Santiago / Miami Herald

It felt inevitable all along. When it happened Thursday, unexpectedly, it felt instantly right.

Welcome home, Dwyane Wade.

Welcome back to the Miami Heat, where you spent 13 seasons and helped win three NBA championships as the greatest and most beloved player in franchise annals — maybe in all of South Florida sports history, above even Dan Marino.

Some news breaks like hearts do. This news broke like a piñata at a party, causing cheers and smiles all over town.