Video: Dwyane Wade signed autographs for every Heat employee as a farewell
Retiring Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade gave team employees some memorable parting gifts on Wednesday.
According to NBA on ESPN’s official Twitter account, Wade posed for photos and signed autographs “for every single Miami Heat employee” on April 17.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 18, 2019
Wade’s autograph and photo session with the employees caps off a busy retirement season for the 37-year-old superstar.
Wade officially hung up his sneakers after the season finale against the Brooklyn Nets on April 11. He told The Miami Herald’s Anthony Chiang he gave it his all in his final NBA campaign.
I gave 100 percent. For me, I’m happy with this season. Unfortunately for our organization and our team, we weren’t able to put ourselves in position to win enough games to be in the playoffs. But what I wanted for the season, I can say I completed that.
Wade, who will relocate to Los Angeles, also emphasized to Chiang he has no plans of making a comeback.
I haven’t wavered at one point, and I’ve had everyone’s support the whole way. That’s the cool thing about this. I’ve always had a lot of support in decisions that have been great and decisions that haven’t been so great.
I’ve had people that supported me through it all. This is for real. I won’t be making a comeback. You don’t retire at 37 and make a comeback.
I can retire and be happy about my career, my body of work and everything I’ve been able to accomplish. I’m good with it.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 16, 2019
Wade retires after averaging 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in 1.054 career regular season games with the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chicago Bulls.
Wade was a 13-time NBA All-Star who helped the Heat win three championships in 2006, 2012, and 2013.
Despite the many accolades Dwyane Wade has earned, many fans will remember his his selfless acts. Nowhere was this more evident than his photo and autograph sessions with Miami Heat employees on Wednesday.
Thank you, Dwyane Wade.