Dwayne Wade worked really hard to earn his spot in the Hall of Fame and LeBron James is here to celebrate his success. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar had an emotional message for his former teammate right after the news broke. They were more than teammates – these two were friends!
It is a great honor and a great number of coaches and teammates congratulated Wade on his achievement. LeBron didn’t miss the opportunity and joined the group.
Wade is one of the better players to ever play the game. Jimmy Butler praised him in the 2023 NBA Finals. Wade is the player he will always respect and yes, he is the player he “always wanted to copy.” Wade’s name is written all over Miami and being retired doesn’t mean a thing. He is in every corner of Miami. Wade did his thing on the basketball court and became Miami’s favorite son.
LeBron watched Wade become a superstar
The Heat got the best of Wade’s defense. He averaged more than 1.5 steals for 11 straight years and more than a block per game in six NBA seasons. Add in postseason games and you will see that Wade blocked more shots than any guard in league history.
When it comes to offense, Wade was equally explosive. He had the right energy and athleticism. Miami won a lot of games with his creativity on the basketball court. Wade knew how to do the “Eurostep” and the mid-range jumper was his specialty. Opponents didn’t stand a chance against him at the rim. Wade was fearless and his monster dunks made the best headlines.
Wade hit his peak in the 2008-09 season. It was one of the best seasons players have ever had. He led the NBA in scoring at 30.2 points per game and delivered career highs in assists, steals, and blocks. He did all this while being someone under 6-5.
Legendary Wade played brilliant 16 seasons and spent 14-plus of these with the Heat. He won three titles and made 13 All-Star appearances. He was named All-NBA eight times and All-Defensive three-times. Wade led Team USA in 2008 and they won gold. He became Miami’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals, and games played.