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Heat legend Dwyane Wade reacts to being named to NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

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Add another feather to Dwyane Wade‘s cap as the Miami Heat legend made it to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday afternoon. This comes as no surprise as Wade carved a reputation as the Heat’s greatest player ever, winning three championships for the franchise while leaving his name on top of several all-time statistical categories for Miami.

Upon learning about the distinction, Dwyane Wade, as selfless as he is, tipped his hat to those who have played with him throughout his 16-year career.

Joining Wade are good friends LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul. Plenty of his peers also made the league’s elite list which, surprisingly, had a tie that pushed the total number of players to 76.

Wade, one of the league’s greatest winners in the modern era, is fondly remembered for his devil-may-care play on the court. His swashbuckling exploits may have resulted in a few injuries, but the future Hall of Famer countered with courageous stands as well.

He holds impressive career averages of 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.

Aside from his quick stops in Chicago and Cleveland, the former Marquette standout is considered a Heat lifer. In fact, he even has a street named after him—Dwyane Wade Boulevard—in nowhere else but Miami-Dade County. Interestingly, fans have fondly called this area as Wade County for years.

Today, Dwyane Wade keeps himself busy with occasional appearances on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” show. He’s also a part-owner of the Utah Jazz, among other business ventures.