Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat saw his amazing career come to a close on Wednesday night. We’ll state the case that he is the greatest Miami Heat player of all time.
When Dwyane Wade was first drafted with the fifth pick by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA draft, no one including him could have pictured things playing out the way they have. No one saw him climbing the statistical leader boards and the player hierarchy as he has over his career. Nobody imagined the historic accolades and Hall of Fame career Dwyane Wade would go on to have, as they observed that draft day.
Who would have ever imagined that he would become the third-greatest two guard to ever play NBA basketball, and among the best players to ever play the game?
More than those accomplishments, who would have ever imagined that a 6’4″ guard out of Marquette would not only put a franchise on his back the way he did, but an entire city, until the point where they came to be known as “Wade County”?
No one did, and here’s something else no one knew. No one knew that this skinny kid “from Robbins, Illinois” would one day become beloved throughout the entire NBA, and become the greatest Miami Heat player of all time.
We’ll take a look at just what it is that separates Dwyane Wade from the other greats who have played for the Miami Heat, and we’ll state his case.
Without further ado, let’s get started.