Miami Heat and NBA fans alike waited all summer to hear the news that finally arrived this week. Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade announced he will come back and play his final season for the Heat.
Dwyane Wade has meant more to Miami than anyone could imagine. Here are just a few of his numerous all-time accomplishments with the Heat:
- 12x All-Star
- 8x All-NBA
- All-time Heat leader in: Points, assists, steals, games, and minutes played
- Top 10 in virtually all Heat all-time stats
Oh yeah, and did I mention he won Finals MVP after brining the Heat their first NBA championship ever?
As you can see, D-Wade has been nothing short of magnificent in Miami, and I can say without any doubt he is the greatest Miami Heat player of all-time.
An emotional Wade posted a video on the internet Sunday night saying he would be returning to the Heat on 1-year deal, which would also be his last in the NBA. Wade has already secured his spot in basketball history and as a future Hall of Famer, but Wade doesn’t seem ready to hang it up just yet.
This is not just huge for Wade or basketball fans around the country who will be wanting to see his last games when he is in their city, but for this Miami team. The Heat are in an awkward spot of mediocrity and can take all the talent they can get this season. Wade provides much needed experience and leadership, not to mention a guy they can count on. At age 36, the “Flash” isn’t the same player he use to be, but since accepting a role off the bench, he is utilized perfectly.
Overall, this is great for everyone. I know fans felt like they wanted more Wade, and could help this Miami team that squeezed into the playoffs last year. Wade himself must feel like he has more in the tank, which I am sure the Heat are hopeful about as they embark on the 2018-19 year (thankfully, with Dwyane Wade).