During Dwyane Wade’s final home game in Miami, he had a memorable fall after a baseline jumper, knocking into the celebrity couple of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and causing Legend to spill his drink all over Teigan.
The incident created an iconic image, as Wade is wont to do, and Teigen jokingly compared the photo to a Renaissance painting after the game.
a renaissance painting https://t.co/ZKlD1Ch2gJ
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2019
When the Miami Herald asked Teigen if she wanted a copy of the photo, there is no way Teigen could have predicted what was to come next. Unbeknownst to the couple, Spalding took Teigen’s comparison to a Renaissance painting quite literally and independently commissioned a painting of the fall. The company had graphic artist Hugh Syme recreate the moment and sent it to Teigen and Legend, which Teigen documented on Instagram.
Here’s a more detailed look at the image, which we can only assume will be placed in The Louvre someday.
The Miami Heat had already ensured that Wade’s final home game at American Airlines Arena was full of pomp and circumstance. The Banana Boat was fully in attendance, and Wade rose to the occasion by delivering a triple-double in his final outing in front of his home fans. Now, there is one more permanent memento from that evening, one that fully encapsulates the celebrity and icon Wade became during his NBA career.