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Heat star Dwyane Wade says his love of basketball came after he ‘threw up the luckiest shot’

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Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade says he was about nine-years-old when he fell in love with the game of basketball.

Wade, who grew up Chicago, says after he scored his first points in organized basketball, he was hooked to the sport.

“I threw up the luckiest shot and I couldn’t believe it went in,” Wade told Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

They were his first points in organized basketball, playing for a real team with a real coach in a game officiated by referees. Wade scored six points that day. Wade said he was about 9 years old.

And he was hooked.

Dwyane Wade, who is retiring from the NBA after this season, has had one hell of a playing career.

The future Hall of Famer has won three NBA championships. Wade was the 2006 Finals MVP after he put on a memorable series performance against the Dallas Mavericks which saw him average 34.7 points per game.

Wade will go down as the third-best shooting guard in NBA history behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The 37-year-old is a 13-time All-Star and has made the All-NBA team eight times.

D-Wade has scored over 22,897 points. He’s also blocked the most shots in NBA history from the guard position.