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Dwyane Wade at center of another good guy athlete story

March 19, 2009 |  4:25 pm

Wade Our Helene Elliott wrote about an act of kindness committed by the Anaheim Ducks earlier this week.

Here's one that's going to be television Sunday, courtesy of ABC and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.

Wade has befriended a young heat fan named Michael Stolzenberg who nearly died from a bacterial infection. Wade visited Stolzenberg the day after Wade hit a three-point buzzer-beater against the Bulls in double overtime.

It's worth a look and like Helene said, we're always eager to write about miscreant athletes. Being willing to write about some good things doesn't hurt.

The piece will air at halftime of Channel 7's broadcast of the Detroit Pistons-Miami Heat game Sunday. The game begins at 10 a.m. PDT.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Dwayne Wade during a game against the Lakers on Feb. 28, 2008. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images