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Dwyane Wade Helped the Miami Heat Go From a 25-Win Team to NBA Champs in 3 Years

NBA star Dwyane Wade left his mark on the NBA. The three-time NBA champion quickly turned the Miami Heat around when he joined the team. Wade was one of the best players in the league, and he could compete with the best of them.

He was the face of the Heat organization for many years. Wade gave a lot to the organization both on the court and off.

Dwyane Wade had a career to remember

The Heat selected Wade with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. In his first season, a young Wade emerged as a top player. He finished his rookie season averaging 16.2 points, 4.5 assists, and four rebounds per game. Wade quickly took his game to the next level over the next few seasons. He was an All-Star in his second season, and he would go on to make 11 straight All-Star teams.

Wade was one of the quickest players on the court during his career and used that to his advantage. He knew how to blow past his defenders and get to the rim and finish with contact. The skilled guard did not shy away from the big moments, either. Throughout his career, he hit many big shots and won a lot of games.

Wade playing with two superstars in Miami

After already winning an NBA championship, Wade was a part of one of the best teams in NBA history when LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the Heat. The team immediately emerged as one of the favorites to win the title. The Heat would win back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013, giving Wade a total of three championships.

Wade spent two seasons away from the Heat when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls. But he would return to Miami and finished his final two seasons with the Heat. The 2018-19 season was Wade’s final season of his career, and it was one to be remembered. It was a farewell tour for Wade as opposing teams showed their respect to Wade and how he impacted the game during his career.

Dwyane Wade quickly turned the Heat organization around

When Wade was drafted to the Heat, the team was coming off a season where they finished with a 25-57 record, which was last in the division. The Heat needed a spark to turn the organization around, and Wade was the perfect guy to do that. After his rookie season, the Heat improved their record to 42-40 and made the playoffs.

In Wade’s second season, he helped lead the Heat to a 59-23 regular-season record, which was first in the Eastern Conference. The third season was a charm for Wade as he led the Heat to an NBA title where he was named Finals MVP. Looking at Wade’s resume, there’s no doubt that he will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wade was a fierce competitor, and he did everything he could to win. Not only was he a great player, but he was also a great teammate. Not too many people can say they turned a team around in three years as Wade did, but he was up for the challenge, and he accomplished a lot.