Tuesday October 11th, 2016

The Miami Heat paid tribute to late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez with special warmup shooting shirts before Tuesday’s preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets.

“This was a devastating blow to the South Florida community,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said weeks ago, following the death of Fernandez. “It was a blow to our organization. Our hearts and our prayers go out to his family, their families also to everybody with the Marlins. This will be a very difficult evening tonight so we’re thinking about them.”

 

Fernandez was killed in a boating accident on the morning of Sept. 25 along with his two friends. He was 24.

– Kenny Ducey

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