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Dwayne Wade is the icon of Miami Heat

Posted: 2013/07/04 in News
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The Miami Heat came into existence as part of a four-team expansion approved by the NBA in April 1987, an expansion that saw the Heat and the Charlotte Hornets join the league in 1988, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Orlando Magic a year later. Dwayne Wade stays for me the best player of Miami Heat as he was so present to lift South Beach to win 3 championships. And you what’s your opinion ?


Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade (2003-present)

Haslem and Wade are the only two players to be part of all three championship teams in Miami. What a big accomplishment !

The Miami Heat took Dwyane Wade with the fifth overall pick in one of the most talent-rich drafts in NBA history, the loaded 2003 draft, and it didn’t take long for the former Marquette star to become the face of the franchise.

Wade was elected NBA Finals MVP in 2006 after leading the Heat to their first championship, averaging 34.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.7 steals and one block per game in Miami’s six-game victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Wade has been named an All-Star nine times in his 10 years with the Heat and is an eight-time All-NBA selection, including first-team berths in 2008-09 and 2009-10. He is also a three-time All-Defensive team pick and was MVP of the 2010 All-Star Game.

Wade led the NBA in scoring in 2008-09 and in player efficiency rating in 2006-07. In his career, he has averaged 24.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Wade is the leading scorer in franchise history with 16,453 points and also is the franchise leader with 4,409 assists and 1,183 steals, ranks second with 667 blocks and 665 games and fourth with 3,364 rebounds. He is also the franchise leader with 1.8 steals per game, while his 24.7 points per game is second, his 6.1 assists per game is fourth and his 1.0 blocked shot per game is eighth. He also leads the franchise with 99.9 win shares.

Wade’s 2,386 points, 30.2 points per game, 173 steals and 2.2 steals per game in 2008-09 are all franchise single-season marks.

Here are some of Wade’s highlights from the 2006 NBA Finals: What a terrific final for him !

Wade is signed with Miami through the 2014-15 season with a player option for 2015-16, but does have an early termination option after the 2013-14 season.