Collin Sexton reveals inspiring message Dwyane Wade gave him during jersey swap

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton indicated that Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade offered some inspirational thoughts when the two exchanged jerseys in January 2019.

Wade offered information about the brief discussion with Wade while taking part in a Bleacher Report AMA (Ask Me Anything). At the time, Sexton was in the midst of a bumpy rookie year, while Wade was busy concluding his Hall of Fame career and exchanging jerseys with players across the NBA.

Collin Sexton and Dwyane Wade

During Sexton’s first two seasons as a member of the Cavaliers, the team has only managed to win 19 games during each season.

Sexton’s performance has improved since his early struggles, with the Cavaliers hoping that he can take another big step forward when next season gets underway.

Over those two seasons, Sexton has averaged 18.5 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game, numbers that he was able to surpass on a number of occasions this past season.

Sexton came close to being teammates with Wade, with the University of Alabama product arriving in Cleveland less than five months after Wade was traded to Heat in February 2018.

The work ethic of Sexton is such that he appears committed to following Wade’s advice, which is good news for the Cavaliers and offers hope for the team’s future.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.