The Miami Heat did not come out of Tuesday night's 108-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers empty handed. Well, at least tri-captain Udonis Haslem did not. As part of an emotional postgame gathering between Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade and several Heat players who were part of Wade's tenure in South Florida, Wade and Haslem traded jerseys before walking off the court at Quicken Loans Arena. "I get a lot of credit for all the things I did in Miami," Wade said, "but No. 40 was right next to me along the way. "He talked me off the ledge a lot of times. I talked him off the ledge a lot. He stopped me from getting ejected a lot because he got ejected for me. He's done so much." Wade and Haslem entered the NBA as rookies with the Heat in 2003. "We're brothers away from the game of basketball," Wade said. "He was one of the first men that I told I love him. He's one of the first men I told him I love him, because I do, I definitely do. He's a brother." Wade said he felt touched that Haslem, who has known nothing but Miami Heat during his 15-season NBA career, would embrace an opponent's jersey.
Wade exchanges jerseys with Haslem, 'I told him I love him'
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