Treat, or trick? Wade gives 'lucky' fan face full of sweaty towel

November 2, 2015

It’s the ultimate thrill as a kid -- getting up-close-and-personal with your favorite athlete. But even for the youngest of fans with stars in their eyes, is there such a thing as too close?

Well if there is, it’s safe to say a certain little guy in Miami just lived it.

As Dwyane Wade was walking off the AmericanAirlines Arena following Sunday’s 109-89 blowout win over the Houston Rockets, the Heat All-Star decided to give one lucky fan a little something special.

An autograph? Too easy. Sneakers? Close, but not close enough.


No, D-Wade decided to take the Gatorade towel draped around his neck and thoroughly wipe his face with it … then rub it all over the kid’s head. You can see it all go down in the video above and here.

Hey, at least Wade left the towel on the kid’s head for him to keep. And at least the towel put in some work -- Wade played 33 minutes and scored 20 points with a game-high eight assists in the win.