Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade pays tribute to Laquan McDonald on shoes

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While Dwyane Wade wasn’t able to walk aside demonstrators in Chicago, the Miami Heat guard found another way to memorialize slain teenager Laquan McDonald.

Before the team’s matchup against the New York Knicks on Nov. 27, Wade showed his support by writing “#LaquanMcDonald,” “#Chicago” and “#Justice” on his shoes and posting the picture to Instagram.

#laquanmcdonald #chicago #justice

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The post has received more than 49,000 likes since Friday.

Wade grew up in Robbins, Illinois and attended Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, located just miles from where McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in October of last year.

Last week, raw footage of the shooting was also released to the public and in response, the citizens of Chicago have gathered in peaceful protests to honor the fallen 17-year-old and rally together for justice.