Dwyane Wade voted early, pledged game check to Hurricane Sandy victims

Dwyane Wade voted early in Miami Dade County

The last 24 hours have been busy and enlightening for Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

After happily casting an early ballot in Miami-Dade County for the 2012 presidential elections, Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat teammates headed to New York City to prepare for their game against the New York Knicks, but upon arrival it quickly became clear to Wade the magnitude of what was going on in the city.

Wade tweeted his thoughts about playing basketball while others were suffering.

I luv playing in the garden but cnt do nothing but think abt all the families that dont have power,food,water ... http://t.co/VDx12wVI
Way of WADE
2 be clear "Traffic tweet was meant 2 say"... We shouldn't B hre 2 play a basketball game when theirs so many ... http://t.co/tEv8oKQe
Way of WADE

Wade expressed to a local New York news outlet  that perhaps the game should have been canceled.   He also decided that his game check (about $209,000) to be donated to hurricane victims.

The NBA and the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) have pledged $1 Million dollars to relief efforts.

It has also been announced today, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, that the annual New York Marathon has been canceled.  It is just as well since people were increasingly uncomfortable or outraged by the thought of people running through the streets of New York while others were still without essentials like food, power or water.

The marathon was scheduled to commence Sunday.





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