Wade named Eastern Captain

Heat star honored for All-Star weekend

Published On: Jan 31 2013 09:39:19 PM EST
MIAMI -

Heat star Dwyane Wade will have a special role on All-Star Saturday night.

Wade has been named the captain of the Eastern Conference team.

Clippers guard Chris Paul is the captain of the West.

Wade tweeted that he was excited about the honor, "Excited about being captain of the Est and raising money for charity on All-Star Saturday.  @CP3 better have his West guys ready."

All-Star Saturday night will raise $500,000 for several charities.