Heat legend Dwyane Wade says he’s ‘peacefully retired’
Wade took to Instagram after the game to let his fans know he’s “peacefully retired” and didn’t have an urge to play on Friday:
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As i walked into Staples last night to watch the @miamiheat vs @lakers i didn’t know how i would feel. Being my first game watching live since my retirement. I can honestly say i didn’t have the urge to play last night. I know for a fact now that Iam peacefully retired 🙏🏾
Wade just had his farewell tour with the Heat last season. He averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 72 games while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line.
While it would be cool to see Wade come back and play for the Heat now that his pal Jimmy Butler is in South Beach, the odds of this happening are very, very low. Wade is busy with his family, as he’s taking care of his new daughter.
Plus, the way Wade ended his NBA career was epic. He recorded a triple-double in his last game against the Brooklyn Nets with his best friends courtside. LeBron, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony made the trip to the Barclays Center to watch Wade play his final game in the NBA.
As we all know, Wade is the best player in Heat franchise history. He finished his NBA career with averages of 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Wade won three titles with the Heat and was the 2006 Finals MVP.