Dwyane Wade
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"Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr." is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. Wade had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years, leading the league in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA Playoffs, until the midpoint of the 2006–07 NBA season/2006–07 season. His first name is pronounced , the same as the more common spellings "Duane" and "Dwayne".

After entering the league as the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team/All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following eleven seasons. In his third season, Wade led the Miami Heat to their first NBA championship in franchise history. He was named the NBA Finals MVP/2006 NBA Finals MVP as the Heat won the series 4-2 over the Dallas Mavericks. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the United States men's national basketball team/United States men's basketball team, commonly known as the "The Redeem Team/Redeem Team", in scoring, and helped them capture gold medal honors in Beijing, China. In the 2008–09 NBA season/2008–09 season, Wade led the league in scoring and earned his first List of National Basketball Association season scoring leaders/NBA scoring title.

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It was an ugly and painful game to watch.

Maybe I got hurt for a reason - to bring these guys here and we all celebrate together over on Biscayne Bay one day.

He's got his legs back and he's finishing his plays. He's more active getting deep and we're looking for him and finding him.

This was a good one for me as far as my consistency goes because that's a good team that doesn't beat itself. It was just a matter of pulling the trigger and making my shots.

I was more aggressive going to the basket to finish than I was the last game. And tonight they called them. The other night they didn't.

He's getting in better shape. When a big guy like him is out for 18 games, it's like taking what he did in training camp and what he did in the summer and throwing it out the window. He's getting more active on both sides of the floor. He's getting deep and we're finding him now. He's going up strong and finishing.

We lost a great teammate. But I was also excited because the guys coming in can help us get to where we need to go, and that's to win a championship.

I've only scratched the surface of where I want to be in my career, ... And I know one thing, I haven't won anything yet so there's a lot more I can do there. But I'm going to continue to get better and do what I can to help my team be the best it can possibly be.

Coach did put a challenge out there for me to be more active on defense, to be more aware. I know I'm a good defender. At times, I just take a rest. So he put a challenge on me not to take a rest.