Archbishop Carroll (Miami)The poor high school gents at
Imagine trying to be the big man on campus – or at the very least impressing your date at senior ball. You buy the fancy clothes and dinner, score a cool ride to pick up your date, supply a luscious bouquet of flowers or a sweet corsage.
The Heat is on. He
is Heat starting guard and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, whose specialty is stealing the ball for breakaway dunks and who on Friday stole the show by surprising Carroll senior Nicole Muxo at the senior prom on Friday.
Muxo made a sweet YouTube video and asked Wade months ago to be her date and Wade was gentlemanly enough to decline only because the Heat are in the middle of defending their NBA title.
However, with Friday off thanks to Miami's quick disposal of the Chicago Bulls, Wade surprised Ms. Muxo and the entire Carroll class by attending the dance at La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables. For good measure, he presented her roses.
As if his presence wasn't enough.
According to the Miami Herald
, Wade actually called Muxo moments before walking into the prom to tell her to have a good night. He was right outside. He then walked in for just an extra surprise factor.
Wade danced with Muxo and stayed almost an hour. Ms. Muxo did have a "legitimate" date Laurent Chaumin who good-naturedly told the Herald: "At least we both know how to dress."
Wade said "I'm the third wheel. I'm like both their dates," then later Tweeted: "I had a blast at Prom. Never be 2 scared to ask."
I was able to spend time with Wade at a Gatorade Replay event in Chicago
two years ago and found him down to earth
and genuine and fun. This just backs up all those notions.