Danny Ainge: Paul Pierce was more consistent than Dwyane Wade

Tanya Cunningham
April 12, 2019

While the future National Basketball Association legend has been trading jerseys with fellow star all season, in a special spot titled This Bud's For 3, Wade gets surprised by five peoples who lives he indelibly impacted.

Wade, the No. 1 pick of the 2003 NBA draft, has had a rich career as he is a three-time NBA champion, 13-time NBA All-Star, one-time NBA Finals MVP and Olympic Gold medal victor respectively. I had the honor of meeting Dwyane Wade a year ago and hear his story. Wade is retiring at the end of the season.

But at one point as the pair enjoyed the court action, Dwyane tumbled backwards into them as he threw the ball to a teammate - leading to the celebrity duo being covered in Chrissy's beverage, which was spilled in the ruckus.

Dwyane Wade is retiring at the end of this season, after having one of the greatest National Basketball Association careers of all time.

Wade posted a triple-double to finish his career on the best of notes. Now, I know what you're going through because saying goodbye to a career that you love is never easy.

Wade's final moments in front of the home fans occurred after the Detroit Pistons (40-41) stormed back from a 22-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and eliminate the Heat (39-42).

The game mattered only to the Nets, who quickly ended any fears of finishing seventh and having to face the Toronto Raptors in the first round.

The Miami Heat just missed the playoffs in Wade's final season, missing out on the eighth seed, which was ultimately occupied by the Detroit Pistons, by just two games.

Wade is calling time on his illustrious career spanning 16 years, in which time he made the NBA All-Star team 13 times. Fans - egged on at one point by Paul and Anthony - chanted "We want Wade!".

"I'm still just amazed, even after all these years", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

That pandemonium-inducing one-legged bank shot had him leaping onto the scorer's table and pounding his chest to the crowd, turning Miami-Dade County into "Wade County" yet again. Miami was eliminated from contention for it despite its victory Tuesday. Wade was Joaquin's favorite player; she gave him the jersey Oliver wore in his final championship.

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