Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is raising his voice and sending his support to the victims of the Parkland school shooting that tragically took the lives of students. Donating his money and time Wade has made it known in a CNN interview this morning on “New Day” with host David Briggs that “I do more than dribble,”.
Wade donated $200,000 to the March for Our Lives, a student-led march against gun violence that will take place Saturday. Previously, he dedicated the rest of his season to one of the victims, 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, and gave Oliver’s family a jersey and sneakers in the student’s honor.
“How can we move on — as adults, as parents — when we know our kids are not safe at school?” Wade explained to Briggs.
He continued, “I can’t imagine what these families are dealing with, are going through. But what I try to do is I try to put myself in that situation and the heartache and the hurt, just even trying to imagine it, is too much to bear.”
Wade has been outspoken about becoming emotional after learning that Oliver was buried in one of his jerseys.
In defending his activism, he joins fellow NBA star LeBron James in responding to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said in February that outspoken athletes like James and Kevin Durant should “shut up and dribble.”