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

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 09: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat runs on top of the scorers table to thank the fans after the final regular season home game of his career against the Philadelphia 76ers at American Airlines Arena on April 09, 2019 in Miami, Florida. 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 Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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

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

Published February 24, 2020

Written by Alexis Reese

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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