There are many ways to take an adult basketball player going to a high school prom, but I think in this context, it was a very cool thing of Miami guard Dwyane Wade to do. This girl had asked Wade to go to her prom as her date in a Youtube video, obviously not expecting anything to come of it. He proceeded to actually call her, but say that he regrettably could not attend the event. She still was happy he even called her, but then Wade walked through the front door, shocking everyone at the prom.
Celebrities rarely interact with fans, and understandably so, but Wade went above and beyond here. His team is in the playoffs still and he really did sacrifice valuable time to give this fan a story she will tell for the rest of her life. I think it is awesome and I commend Dwyane Wade for doing it, the same way I commend J.J. Watt for a similar event where he visited a young fan who wanted to “marry him.”
-Marty F. Nemec