WATCH: Dwyane Wade plays hoops with 90-year-old Filipina granny

Rappler.com
WATCH: Dwyane Wade plays hoops with 90-year-old Filipina granny
Dwyane Wade made one die-hard Miami Heat fan's dream come true with a special shoot-around session after practice this week

MANILA, Philippines – Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade received a unique challenge from one of his biggest fans and delivered the birthday gift of a lifetime.

Illuminada Magtoto – a Miami-based Filipina hoops fan known as Grandma Nelly – recorded a video challenging the 32-year-old 3-time NBA champion to a game of one-on-one for her 90th birthday.

Wade rose to the challenge and made the exhuberant nonagenarian’s dreams come true, shooting around with Magtoto after Heat practice at American Airlines Arena. Wade tipped in lobs from the grandma, even joked that Magtoto threw better lobs than his Heat teammate Mario Chalmers.

“All my life I’m longing to see him and this is it,” said Magtoto.

 

“This gives me life. This gives me a purpose,” said Wade afterwards as tears rolled down his cheek.

“Now I feel like I’m very, very happy. I’m very grateful. This is my dream come true.” – Rappler.com

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