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Wizards vs. Heat GameThread: An ode to Dwyane Wade

The greatest player in NBA Southeast Division history plays one last time in D.C.

Miami Heat v Charlotte Hornets
Dwyane Wade is on his last go-round in the NBA this season.
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Wizards play the Miami Heat tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the game on NBC Sports Washington. Listen to it on Federal News Radio 1500 AM or the Wizards Mobile App.

Today, Dwyane Wade makes his final appearance in the Capital One Arena. He played all but one-and-a-half years with Miami from 2003-2016 and again from 2018 to now. Along the way, here are some of Wade’s many accomplishments:

  • Was a member of all three Miami Heat championship teams in 2006, 2012 and 2013
  • NBA Finals MVP in 2006
  • A 13-time NBA All-Star from 2005 to 2016 and once more in 2019.
  • Made eight All-NBA teams including two times for the First Team in 2009 and 2010
  • Made three NBA All-Defensive Second Teams in 2005, 2009 and 2010
  • Scored over 22,000 points and dished over 5,000 assists in his career as of the time of this post.
  • Was on each of Miami’s nine Southeast Division title-winning teams. The division was created in the 2004-05 season when the NBA created three five-team divisions per conference. If things hold, the Heat will win the Southeast Division once again this season. I know the Southeast Division gets a lot of shade, especially in recent seasons. But the Heat have almost always won the championship or were in position to do so, which is a testament to their front office and Wade as well.

Here are some of Wade’s career highlights that you can see below.

It won’t be the same to see an NBA without Wade next year, but no one’s career will last forever.

Go Wizards.