NBA Star Plays Last Game
If there was anyone that went out with a bang, it was one of the greatest basketball players to play on the court — Dwyane Wade.
Wade’s final game in Miami was more than everything he wanted — former President Barack Obama sent a video. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were courtside. Wade’s wife and kids were there to cheer him on. “M-V-P” chants filled the room while Wade played.
Wade even scored 30 points in the tribute-filled game, and the Heat sent him off a winner by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night. He scored the first basket of the game on a dunk and Philadelphia scored the next eight, but after that, it was all Miami the rest of the game. Winslow had three 3-pointers and Wade scored six points in a 22-2 Heat run, putting Miami ahead early on.
“I’m still just amazed, even after all these years,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in a statement. “I’ve seen him go into his bag of tricks so many times and just compartmentalize. But I’m truly amazed that he was able to perform like that tonight.”
Dwyane Wade was picked by Miami at No. 5 overall in the 2003 draft and went on to help the Heat win three NBA championships during his 16-season career. His career will end Wednesday in Brooklyn, when Miami plays its regular-season finale.
By: Maytinee Kramer