A Look at Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat Career

A look at the Miami Heat career of Dwyane Wade, from his stellar rookie season to the three championships.

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Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 celebrate after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena.
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The Miami Heat selected Dwyane Wade with the 5th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade starred for Marquette but elected to forego his senior year to enter the draft.
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Dwyane Wade takes the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 16, 2003 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Wade immediately made an impact on the Heat his rookie year, helping the team make the playoffs and earning a unanimous selection to the 2004 NBA All-Rookie Team.
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With the addition of Shaquille O'Neal for the 2004-2005 season, Dwyane Wade reached the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the Detroit Pistons in Game 7.
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Dwyane Wade, head coach Pat Riley and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate after the Heat won the 2006 NBA Finals after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 95-92 on June 20, 2006 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Wade was named the Finals MVP.
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After battling a knee injury in 2008, Wade came back stronger than ever in 2009, becoming the NBA's scoring champion.
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Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat look on during a game against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena on November 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida. Wade was joined by his good friends LeBron and Chris Bosh for the 2010-2011 season, which ended with a loss in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks.
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The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade holds the the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy and LeBron James holds his most valuable player trophy after Game 5 of the NBA finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, June 22, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 121-106 to become the 2012 NBA Champions.
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The Big Three, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and James, pose with their 2012 NBA Championship rings.
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Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 celebrate after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena.
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Wade talks to an official in the first half of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The Heat lost the game and the series, and Wade signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls in the offseason.
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Wade waves to the crowd during the first quarter of the game between the Bulls and the Heat at American Airlines Arena on November 10, 2016. It was Wade's first game back in Miami after signing with Chicago, where he spent just one season before rejoining James in Cleveland.
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James and Wade during a game against the Heat at Quicken Loans Arena on November 28, 2017 in Cleveland. Wade was traded back to the Heat on Feb. 8, 2018.
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Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat enters the game during the first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Arena on February 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. It was his first game back with the team after the trade from Cleveland.
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Wade began dating actress Gabrielle Union in 2009 and the couple married in 2014. Union has been a frequent presence at Heat games.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat pose for a photo after exchanging jerseys, as Wade plans to retire at the end of the season, after a 108-105 Laker win at Staples Center on December 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade exchange jerseys after Warriors-Heat game
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade smiles after dunking against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Miami.
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Dwyane Wade made an absurd buzzer-beating shot as the Heat beat the Warriors on Feb. 27, 2019.
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