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Monday, May 25, 2020

Dwyane Wade

Wizards coach offers great quote on Dwyane Wade’s retirement

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Dwyane Wade played so well on Saturday night that his performance left Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks extremely complimentary.

Wade scored 20 points on 9/16 shooting in the Miami Heat’s 113-108 win in DC. He scored 9 straight points for the Heat in the fourth quarter and was a major factor down the stretch helping the Heat win.

After the game, Brooks said Wade was too good to retire and joked that the league should fine the Heat for allowing the star to walk away.

If Wade sticks to his plan to walk away after the season, he’ll go out being remembered for his magical ways rather than for being a guy who embarrassed himself in the end. He’s still capable of playing at a high level.

Dwyane Wade returns after hurting hip on nasty fall

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Dwyane Wade returned to the Miami Heat’s 113-98 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, which is a positive sign after he took a nasty fall earlier in the contest.

Wade went up for a layup that he missed late in the third quarter of the game. He landed hard on his right side and headed to the locker room.

The Heat assured fans that Wade would be OK by saying he would return to the game. He came back in with under six minutes remaining in the game. He went on to score four of his 10 points over the final minutes.

Wade is averaging 14.1 points per game off the bench in his final NBA season.

Chris Paul sends funny tweet about Dwyane Wade’s game-winner

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Dwyane Wade’s impressive shot at the buzzer to beat the Warriors was the talk around the NBA on Wednesday night, and even Wade’s buddy Chris Paul chimed in with a funny tweet.

Paul saw Wade’s 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Miami a 126-125 win over Golden State and told him he better not do the same thing on Thursday night.

That’s because CP3’s Rockets will host Wade’s Heat in that one. While Miami is 27-33 and 10th in the East standings, the Rockets are 36-25 and fifth in the West. Houston can’t afford many more losses while trying to secure some sort of homecourt advantage, so Wade will have to save his magic for another time.

Wade had one of his best games of the season. He put up 25 points on 10/17 shooting, including 5/8 on threes. Even at 37 and on his farewell tour, D-Wade can still bring it sometimes.

Watch: Dwyane Wade shouts out Kobe Bryant after game-winner

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Dwyane Wade didn’t take all the credit for his game-winner against the Golden State Warriors.

It was Wade to the rescue on Wednesday at the end of the game. With just over a second remaining in regulation and his team down 125-123, Wade had a three-point attempt blocked. Luckily he was able to recover and launched another attempt off of one foot. This time the shot was good with the clock hitting all zeroes while the ball was in the air to give Miami the win.

Following the game, Wade reminisced about a game-winner Kobe Bryant hit against him in Los Angeles. He then thanked Bryant for “showing him the way.”

Dwyane Wade’s Hall of Fame career is full of memorable moments. On Wednesday, he added another highlight to his career reel.

Watch: Dwyane Wade re-enacts first NBA title win in final trip to Dallas

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Dwyane Wade’s retirement tour is making for some sentimental moments as he visits arenas that were memorable to him for the last time.

One of those moments came Wednesday on Wade’s final trip to American Airlines Center in Dallas, the place where Wade won his first NBA title in 2006. Wade was the one who dribbled out the sixth and final game of the series, and he re-enacted that moment prior to Wednesday’s game.

Wade has been the recipient of some pretty cool moments at visiting arenas this season. This one, however, likely has some significant sentimental value to him.

Dwyane Wade gets tribute video during last game in Denver

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Dwyane Wade received his share of love from the Denver Nuggets and their fans during his last trip to the Mile High City as an NBA player.

The Dwyane Wade Farewell Tour stopped by Denver on Monday as the Miami Heat continue a six-game road trip. Prior to Wade checking into the game, a video tribute was shown at Pepsi Center with some of the future Hall of Famer’s memorable moments.

Wade entered play on Monday having played in 25 games in his career against the Nuggets. In them he has averaged 20.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.7 assists while shooting 47 percent from the floor.

NBA finds way to add Dwayne Wade, Dirk Nowitzki to All-Star Game

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Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki are currently playing out what will likely be the final season of two Hall of Fame careers, and the NBA has come up with a great way to honor them during the All-Star break.

Neither Nowitzki nor Wade was voted to the All-Star Game or chosen as a reserve, but the NBA announced on Friday that they have added both players to the event as “special team roster additions.” There will now be 13 players on each squad rather than 12.

Wade has already said he will retire following the season, and Nowitzki is likely to do the same.

Wade and Nowitzki had each been selected to 13 All-Star teams before this year, so the NBA’s classy move will give them both 14. While neither player really has the statistics this season to warrant an All-Star selection, the event is a meaningless exhibition. Honoring two of the greatest players of this generation makes sense, and the way the league went about it addresses Wade’s concern about why he didn’t want to be chosen.