Dwyane Wade Closes NBA Career With Three-Day Jersey Retirement Celebration

Miami saluted the basketball star who brought them three championships in grand style.

Dwyane Wade basked in the Miami sun and fanfare enjoying a three-day celebration to commemorate his jersey retirement. 

The former NBA All-Star, who retired at the end of his 2018-2019 season, hosted an intimate gathering on Friday, February 21st, at Liquid Hospitality’s Joia Beach on Watson Island. He was joined by his wife Gabrielle Union, a host of family members and his former coach David Fizdale

Wade even performed his new single “Season Ticket Holder” featuring Rick Ross. The track also appears on his ESPN documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected and came into fruition after Wade had a conversation with Rick Ross who wanted him to do a track for Miami. 

RELATED: Dwayne Wade Drops Rick Ross Collab Shouting out Gabrielle Union in Sweetest Way

The following night, Wade was seen at the Miami nightclub E11EVEN where videos highlighting his career were played throughout the evening.

Wrapping his celebratory experience, Wade premiered his documentary D.Wade: Life Unexpected on ESPN on Sunday, February 23rd. 

The film, directed and executive produced by Wade’s long-time friend Bob Metelus, will show clips of never-before-seen home videos, exclusive video diaries, and more footage captured over the last ten years. 

RELATED: Dwyane Wade Talks About Getting Vulnerable For His New Documentary ‘Life Unexpected’

Wade won three championships for the Miami Heat team in 2006, 2012 and 2013 and was a  12-time NBA All-Star and 2010 NBA All-Star MVP.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.