Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Julius Erving are among the former players who will be "in attendance," according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
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Among "virtual fans" expected for tonight's Heat-Lakers: Bill Walton Clyde Drexler Dirk Nowitzki Dwyane Wade Isiah Thomas James Worthy Julius Erving Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Manu Ginobili Pau Gasol Ray Allen Robert Horry Robert Parish Shaquille O’Neal Chauncey Billups Paul Pierce
Wade helped lead Miami to four Finals appearances from 2011 to 2014 alongside now-Lakers star LeBron James, winning two titles in that span to add to the championship he won with the Heat without James' help in 2006. After stints with Chicago and Cleveland, he returned to Miami last season and retired as a member of the Heat.
Shaq, on the other hand, has loyalty on both sides of the court. He won his fourth NBA championship with the Heat alongside Wade in 2006 after helping the Lakers to three straight titles from 2000 to 2002. He was named Finals MVP in all three title wins in Los Angeles.