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Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Star, Dons Message On Shoe In Support Of Shooting Victim Nephew

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Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. Wade's 20-year-old nephew was shot twice in the leg last Thursday on Chicago's South Side. | NBAE/Getty Images
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During Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade showed off a special addition to his uniform -- a tribute to his nephew, who was recently shot.

Wade had "Praying for Darin" written on his shoe, referring to 20-year-old Darin Johnson, who was shot twice in the leg while inside a grocery store last Thursday.

Tragil Wade, Wade's sister, pointed out to the Chicago Tribune, "It didn't say RIP. So we thought that was pretty good, another time to just reflect that he's still here."

Tragil told the Tribune that Wade's nephew was just beginning to rehabilitate from his injuries.

Wade's nephew was one of six people wounded last Thursday when two gunmen opened fire inside a store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street. Shawndell Harris, 22, was killed in the shooting.

Wade said he played with a heavy heart on Friday as he scored 30 points in Miami's 113-101 victory over Toronto.

"I played for him and with him in mind," Wade told the Associated Press last week. "I was 9 years old when he was born. I was an uncle at 9 years old."

"It hurts your heart to think about not only your family but other families going through it. I'm just glad that he's fine and hopefully he recovers," he continued. "You never expect to get a call like that."

WATCH a previous report on the shooting:

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