Following the Boston Celtics' 110-105 win against the Miami Heat, Kyrie Irving had nothing but praises for Dwyane Wade who is about to retire after this season.
Irving said he wants everyone, including the media to remember what Wade has done for the league and let him retire as a hero.
“He’s sacrificed a lot of his life dedicating himself to being the best basketball player he can be. I mean let my man ride off in the sunset on the white horse,” Irving said of Wade, per Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe,
“If it’s time for him then it’s time. We’ll probably see him playing in some 40 & over summer leagues”
Dwyane Wade played his final game at the TD Garden. Both teams will meet again at American Airlines Center on Thursday.
Moreover, Irving praised Wade's dedication throughout his 16-year career, citing that he has built a good reputation on and off the court.
“I idolize someone like that. He’s really taken his brand to another level, become a very savvy businessman and won championships while doing it. So nothing but great things and praise to say for D Wade and his career,” Irving added, per Jay King of The Athletic.
Wade will retire as one of the best shooting guards in the history of the league. Along with his three championships, Dwyane is also a 13-time All-Star, a Finals MVP and an Olympic Gold Medalist.