Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade exchange jerseys after Warriors-Heat game

Brian Witt
NBC Sports BayArea

Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade exchange jerseys after Warriors-Heat game originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

Whoever had Steph Curry in the "Who will Dwyane Wade trade jerseys with after the game?" poll, congratulations. You're a winner.

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Wade participated in his final game ever at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, a matchup the Warriors ultimately won after falling behind big in the first frame.

Immediately following the conclusion of the game, the Heat's future Hall of Famer found a Warriors future Hall of Famer to perform the ceremonial jersey swap.

"I mean, everywhere he's gone, you watch on TV, and it's a different energy when he gets the ball," Curry said of Wade after the game. "You understand how important he's been to the game throughout his career, and no matter who you root for throughout the league, you respect greatness in terms of what he's been able to do throughout his entire career.

"Tonight wasn't a loud night, but he had some pretty influential plays," Curry continued. "It seems like he's got a lot more in the tank. That's what I told him after the game ... Obviously, with him going to every road arena one more time, it's a different energy for sure."

As the Warriors' longest-tenured player, no current member of Golden State can speak to the dominance Wade displayed all too often against the Dubs throughout his decorated 16-year NBA career quite like Curry can. As such, if anybody deserved Wade's game-worn jersey, it was him.

And, years from now, Curry can return the favor, perhaps to another future Hall of Famer.

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