Dwyane Wade’s One Last Dance


Thearon W. Henderson

By Matthew Mangibin, Writer

It’s almost the end of the era for the 36-year-old basketball player Dwyane Wade. The athlete is calling it a career as he ends his final days in the NBA. Winning 3 championships and playing for 16 years, he is finally wrapping it up. Where will The Flash find himself after the NBA?

The iconic star has been playing for 16 years straight playing with and against some of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, to name a few: LeBron James, Vince Carter, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and many more. Wade left a legacy behind as one of the best shooting guards in the league, to go more into that maybe one of the best in the NBA. After playing his final game against LeBron James, there was some feelings exchange between the two showing brotherly love for one another. As one leaves the NBA leaving a legacy behind and as one continues to be the greatest of all time, the two will forever be one of the best duos to ever play in the NBA.

Coming into the league and playing alongside Wade in 2014, Hassan Whiteside tells the media and everyone else on how Wade has been such a great leader and hard worker. “I’ve learned so much from him in the past few years. Excited to be playing with him for his last year!” Wade’s impact in the NBA and on his teammates has been amazing. He has players motivated to do better and to continue to work hard like him.

Former teammate J.R Smith was very thankful for him returning for his “last dance” in the NBA. “Thank you for blessing us with your presence again truly appreciate you your greatness!” Everyone is taking notice on Wade’s legacy and last days of the NBA and is truly amazing to see many people happy to see him ride out his last moments.

Billy Busacca believes that Dwyane Wade should continue to play basketball despite his age. “Why is he retiring? Vince Carter is older than him and he looks healthy! He should continue to play! Forget the age.”

The Flash of the NBA is coming to a stop. Wade’s legacy will continue after his retirement from the NBA. He left a good story behind for others to follow and feel inspired to be like him. Everyone knows what Kobe said, “Heroes come and go, but legends never die.” Wade is Father Prime, the Flash of the NBA, the legend of Miami.