After eliminating the Chicago Bulls from the playoffs last Wednesday night, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade had Friday night off and spent it making a high school senior's dreams come true.
Archbishop Coleman Carroll student Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video asking Wade to be her date to prom. When she received no response, Muxo accepted another invitation. The night of the prom, surrounded by tipped-off media, Wade called Muxo to wish her a good night without telling her he was outside and about to surprise her.
Wade and the media frenzy were allowed into the prom, where he surprised Muxo with flowers. He stayed for about 45 minutes.
Wade told the Miami media that he admired Muxo's persistence when she asked him to attend school events on multiple occasions.
“She continued to keep going for it — no matter how many times I said I am going to be busy,” Wade said.
Muxo said she never expected Wade to show up.
“I’m going to remember it forever,” Muxo said. “This was the highlight of my senior year.”
Later that night, Wade tweeted about his time at the prom.
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