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Heat SG Dwyane Wade shares photo of his three championship rings to celebrate birthday

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade celebrated his birthday on Thursday, and he flocked to social media to share a message and a photo of his championship rings.

Wade posted a photo of the three championship rings he won in Miami, captioned with a bit of a reflection on his career and what made him successful. For the 37-year-old, his greatest talent lies in his ability to adapt and make everyone around him better. As he moves away from basketball, Wade wants to further develop this skill.

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As i turned 37 today my mind started to become clear and as i was strolling thru my photo album trying to pick a photo to post for my birthday i came across this one…I started thinking to myself what did it take to get these?!. The answer that i came up with is…I have always been able to adapt and have a willingness to do whatever is needed for the better of everyone’s success around me. It donned on me that that’s my greatest strength and my greatest talent. Today is the last birthday that I’ll celebrate as a active NBA basketball player…and as i move into the next phase of my life I’ll go into it with the confidence of being an expert in adapting! Happy Birthday to the kid from 59th and prairie/ Robbins IL!!!! #onelastdance

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For those who have followed Wade’s career, he’s speaking nothing but the truth. From being the Heat’s franchise player who led the team to a championship in 2006, he gladly took a step back upon LeBron James’ decision to take his talents to South Beach. Wade even shared that the Heat was now James’ team and he’ll be the sidekick.

It was a class act that elevated Wade’s reputation as an elite NBA player to one of the all-time greats. Not many NBA players — especially with the same stature was Wade — would gladly take a backseat to welcome a much bigger star. But as we all know by now, Wade’s decision produced two rings which included four straight NBA Finals appearances. It’s definitely one of the most unselfish deeds in basketball. And Wade will be forever remembered because of it.