Image via Stephanie Olson/channel3000
Miami Heat and NBA legend, Dwyane Wade, played his final home game for the Heat and his NBA career Tuesday night. Wade left by putting on a show, dropping 30 points in 35 minutes, along with 3 assists and 3 rebounds, and blowing out the Philadelphia 76er’s 122-99 in a win that Miami fans will remember forever.
Wade is retiring after the 2018-2019 NBA season, and with that, we are losing one of the best players the game has ever seen. Wade came into the league in the loaded 2003 NBA draft, but he didn’t let anyone overshadow him. In his career, D-Wade averaged 22-5-5, was a 13x All-Star, 8x All-NBA, and won three NBA championships, with a Finals MVP in 2006 when he put on one of the greatest playoffs runs we’ve ever seen.
The Heat were eliminated from playoff contention during the game, so Wade’s last career game will be on Wednesday in Brooklyn. Wade will retire the Heat’s franchise leader in games, points, assists, and many more categories.
If you haven’t seen the ceremony Miami gave for Wade, I highly recommend it. Dwyane Wade is one of the best players we’ve ever seen, we may have even taken it for granted at times, but nevertheless, the future Hall-of-Famer put on a show as he leaves on his own terms at his own time.