Celtics president Danny Ainge presented Dwyane Wade with a plaque featuring a photo and a piece of the old Boston Garden parquet floor Monday night to commemorate his retirement.
“Thank you for your amazing career and inspiration. We’ve all benefited from it,” Ainge told Wade in front of a group of media. “You’ve been a remarkable player, we’ve had some good battles.”
“Yes we have,” Wade said.
Ainge then took a not-too-subtle jab at Wade, bringing up an incident from the 2011 playoffs in which Wade and Rajon Rondo became tangled and Rondo came away with a dislocated elbow. Rondo later said Wade was a dirty player.
“I now forgive you for messing up Rondo’s elbow,” Ainge said.