HEAT Player 2009: Dwyane Wade
Drafted by the HEAT in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft signed by the HEAT on Aug. 19, 2003 signed a contract extension with the HEAT on July 12, 2006.
Has appeared in 394 regular season games (386 starts) in his six-year NBA career has averaged 25.2 points, 6.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.83 steals, 0.96 blocks and 37.9 minutes while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor, 28.5 percent from three-point range and 77.2 percent from the foul line has missed a total of 91 games due to injury, five as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and two as a DNP-CD, including one in which he dressed despite being injured has been crowned an NBA Finals MVP once is a five-time All-Star has earned All-NBA First Team honors once, All-NBA Second Team honors twice and All-NBA Third Team honors once has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team twice was a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection has been selected the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month four times and the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week 10 times owns the HEAT single-season records for points scored (2,386 in 2008-09), scoring average (30.2 ppg in 2008-09), field goals made (854 in 2008-09) and attempted (1,739 in 2008-09), free throws made (629 in 2005-06) and attempted (803 in 2005-06) and double-figure scoring efforts (79 in 2008-09) also owns the HEAT record for most points in a road game (50 at Orlando on Feb. 22, 2009), most points in a half (32 in the 2nd half vs. Cleveland on Jan. 21, 2008 and 32 in the second half vs. New York on Feb. 28, 2009), most points in a quarter (24 in the 4th quarter vs. Cleveland on Feb. 1, 2007 and 24 in the 4th quarter vs. New York on Feb. 28, 2009), most points in an overtime period (12 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14., 2005), most overtime points in a game (14 vs. Utah on Mar. 14, 2009), most consecutive points (18 vs. Cleveland on Jan. 21, 2008), most free throws made in a game (23 vs. Cleveland on Feb. 1, 2007) and most field goals attempted in a half (21 in the 2nd half vs. Cleveland on Jan. 21, 2008) is the HEATs all-time leader in points scored (9,922), free throws made (2,819) and steals (720) also ranks among the HEATs all-time leaders in assists (2nd-2,625), field goals made (2nd-3,465), field goals attempted (2nd-7,167), free throws attempted (2nd-3,650), minutes played (3rd-14,925), double-figure scoring efforts (3rd-378), blocked shots (4th-379), starts (tied 4th-386), field goal percentage (5th-.483), games played (8th-394), double-doubles (8th-77), total rebounds (8th-1,925), defensive rebounds (9th-1,129), free throw percentage (10th-.772) and offensive rebounds (11th-487) has scored in double figures 378 times in his career (372 as a starter), including 283 games with at least 20 points, 133 times with at least 30 points, 24 games with at least 40 points and three games with at least 50 points has led the HEAT in scoring 273 times, including a franchise-record 71 in 2008-09 has scored over 2,000 points in a season twice in his career has scored over 1,500 points and handed out over 500 assists in the same season three times in his career his career long for most consecutive games scoring in double figures is a Miami franchise-record 94 games which began on Feb. 1, 2008 and is still alive entering the 2009-10 season his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is a HEAT record 21 straight from Jan. 30, 2009-Mar. 14, 2009 has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 19 occasions has handed out double-figure assists 61 times has recorded 77 double-doubles and three triple-doubles his longest streak for consecutive games with a double-double is four and occurred twice in his career (Dec. 7-13, 2005 and Dec. 3-9, 2007) has hit at least 10 free throws in a game on 102 occasions has led the HEAT in points scored and in scoring average in each of the last five years becoming the only player in franchise history to lead Miami in each of those categories in a franchise-record five straight seasons has thrown home 558 dunks his longest streak for consecutive games with a steal is 21 (third longest in HEAT history) and was accomplished from Feb. 27, 2009-Apr. 7, 2009 has recorded 209 multi-steal games and 93 multi-block games his longest streak for consecutive starts is 214 and occurred from Mar. 14, 2004-Feb. 21, 2007 his longest streak of consecutive games played is 66 and occurred from Oct. 29, 2008-Mar. 15, 2009 has started each of the 61 postseason games for the HEAT in which he has appeared and has averaged 25.7 points, 5.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.66 steals and 40.8 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 80.1 percent from the foul line the 1,272 points he scored in postseason play in his first three playoff seasons are the most in NBA history by any player in his first three postseasons owns the HEAT postseason single-game records for points scored, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted, assists, steals and minutes played owns the HEAT postseason scoring records for a game (43), a second half (26), a first quarter (17), a third quarter (22) and a fourth quarter (20) owns nine of the top 10 single-series scoring averages in HEAT postseason history, including each of the top six has topped the HEAT in scoring average in each of the last 10 postseason series, averaging at least 21 points in each series has scored in double figures 60 times in postseason play with 50 games of at least 20 points, 21 games.
Started all 79 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged a league-leading 30.2 points (.491 FG%, .765 FT%), 7.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.19 steals, 1.34 blocks and 38.6 minutes missed one game due to a right hip flexor strain on Mar. 18 at Boston and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list the final two games of the regular season was a team co-captain along with Udonis Haslem earned All-NBA First Team honors and captured NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (December and February), becoming the first Miami player to win the award twice in one season, and a three-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Mar. 8) finished third in the voting for Most Valuable Player and also for the Defensive Player of the Year led the NBA in points (2,386) and scoring average and ranked among the league leaders in free throws made (2nd-850), free throws attempted (2nd-771), steals (2nd), minutes (6th), assists (8th), blocks (16th), double-doubles (tied-28th) and field goal percentage (31st) became the first HEAT player to lead the NBA in points scored and scoring average along with Chris Paul was one of only two players in the NBA to rank in the Top 10 in four major statistical categories set single-season career highs in games played, games started, minutes played (3,048), points scored, scoring average, field goals made (854) and attempted (1,739), three-point field goals made (88) and attempted (278), assists (589), steals (173) and blocks (106) set franchise single-season records in field goals made, field goals attempted, steals, points and scoring average and in the process became the first player in HEAT history to lead the team in both points scored and scoring average in five consecutive seasons led the HEAT in minutes played, points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists, steals and blocks topped the HEAT in scoring a team-high 71 games (the most times a player led his team in scoring since the 2005-06 season when Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring 75 times and LeBron James led the Cavaliers 72 times), in assists on 60 occasions, in minutes 43 times, in steals in 40 games, in blocks 36 times and in rebounds eight times, with all except rebounds being a team high became the first NBA player to lead his team in points at least 70 times and assists at least 60 times in the same season since Nate Tiny Archibald accomplished the feat for the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972-73 scored in double figures in all 79 games in which he saw action to extend his streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures to a franchise-record 94 straight games going back to Feb. 1, 2008 scored 20-or-more points 71 times, 30-or-more points in 39 games, 40-or-more points in an NBA-high 13 outings and hit the 50-point plateau on three occasions (tied with LeBron James for the NBA high in 2008-09) scored 20-or-more points in a franchise-record 21 consecutive games from Jan. 30-Mar. 14 scored 30-or-more points in a franchise-record four consecutive games on three occasions matched his franchise-record with back-to-back 40-point games on Feb. 28-Mar. 2 led the NBA in scoring average in November (28.9 ppg), December (29.2 ppg), January (28.1 ppg), March (33.7 ppg) and April (33.5 ppg) and ranked second in the NBA and first in the Eastern Conference in February (30.9 ppg) became Miamis all-time leader in points scored against Utah on Mar. 14 became Miamis all-time leader in steals against the Knicks on Feb. 28 became the HEATs all-time leader in free throws made against the L.A. Clippers on Feb. 2 handed out double-figure assists 18 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice posted a career-high 20 double-doubles, tied for the team lead with Udonis Haslem his 1.34 blocks per game average was tops among guards in the NBA and his 7.5 assists per game average was tops among non-point guards his combined 279 blocks and steals ranked second in the NBA to only Orlandos Dwight Howard (308) recorded at least one steal in a career-high 21 consecutive games from Feb. 27-Apr. 7 and also had a streak of 18 consecutive games with a steal from Dec. 12-Jan. 7, the two streaks are the third and fourth longest in franchise history hit a career-high 88 three-point field goals after combining for just 85 in his first five years in the league hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 11 consecutive games from Feb. 22-Mar. 14 became the only player in NBA history to total at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 150 steals and 100 blocks in a season was the only player in the NBA in 2008-09 to amass at least 100 steals and 100 blocks his 106 blocked shots set an NBA single-season record for a player 64 and under, the previous record of 99 belonged to Denvers David Thompson scored a career-high 55 points against New York on Apr. 12 and hit a career-high six three-point field goals while matching his career high in field goals made (19) totaled 50 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, four steals and two blocks against Utah on Mar. 14, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach all those minimums in a game additionally he was the first NBA player with at least 50 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar accomplished the feat with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1975 totaled 14 points in the three overtime periods against Utah on Mar. 14 to set a franchise record for overtime points in a game tallied 46 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and four blocks, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach each of those minimums in a game, as Miami overcame a 16-point deficit over the final 9:27 to defeat the Knicks on Feb. 28 in the Feb. 28 come-from-behind win over the Knicks he tied his own franchise records for points in a quarter with 24 in the fourth quarter and points in a half with 32 in the second half hit a season-high nine consecutive field goal attempts on Jan. 2 at Orlando to tie the HEAT high for 2008-09 hit a season-high 20 consecutive free throws from Feb. 24-Mar. 2, one shy of Miamis 2008-09 high accomplished by Chris Quinn hit a game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer after recording a steal with 3.6 seconds left in double overtime and racing down the length of the court against Chicago on Mar. 7 finished with 48 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks while shooting 15-21 from the floor in the Mar. 7 win over the Bulls, joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to have that many points and assists and that high of a shooting percentage (.714) in a game recorded 41 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and a career-high seven steals against Cleveland on Mar. 2 had 40 points, 11 assists and a career-high five blocks against Toronto on Nov. 19 and joined Alvan Adams (47 points, 12 assists and 5 blocks on Feb. 22, 1977) as the only players in NBA history to have those minimums in a game since the league started tracking blocks in the 1973-74 season attempted his 3,000th career free throw in the Nov. 19 contest in Toronto had a team-high 91 double-figure scoring quarters, recording multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game on 25 occasions scored 20-or-more in a half 32 times tallied nine 30/10/5 games had a team-high 128 dunks converted a team-high 63 three-point plays had 49 multi-steal and 31 multi-block games drew two charges was a starter for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game at Phoenix and tallied 18 points, a team-high five assists, a team-high three steals and two rebounds in 26:39 of playing time Season Highs: 55 points (vs. New York, Apr. 12), 16 assists (twice), 10 rebounds (twice), seven steals (vs. Cleveland, Mar. 2), five blocks (vs. Toronto, Nov. 19) and 52:28 minutes (vs. Utah, Mar. 14).
Started 49 of the 51 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 24.6 points (.469 FG%, .758 FT%), 6.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.71 steals, 0.73 blocks and 38.3 minutes missed 30 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on one occasion in a game (Mar. 7 vs. Golden State) in which he dressed in uniform despite being injured missed the first seven games of the season (Nov. 1-13) while recovering from off-season shoulder and knee surgeries sat out Miamis Jan. 4 game at Dallas due to a bruised right shoulder missed Miamis Jan. 30 game at Orlando due to the flu missed the final 21 games of the season (Mar. 10-Apr. 16) with left knee tendinitis and received OssaTron shock wave therapy on his left knee on Mar. 12 led the HEAT in scoring average, points scored (1,254), field goals made (439), free throws made (354) and attempted (467), assists (354), assists per game, steals per game and minutes per game and tied for the team high in steals (87) ranked second on the HEAT in field goals attempted (937) and minutes played (1,954) did not play in enough games to qualify for the NBA per game league leaders but if he did, his per game averages would have ranked sixth in scoring average, tied for 10th in assists per game, 11th in steals per game and tied for 14th in minutes per game despite missing 31 games he ranked 16th in the NBA in free throws attempted and 18th in free throws made his 6.9 point scoring average in the fourth quarter of games ranked second in the NBA in 2007-08 behind only LeBron James hit a career-high 22 three-point field goals became the first player in NBA history to have at least 18 free throws made in consecutive games when he tallied 18 against Minnesota on Dec. 17 and 20 at Atlanta on Dec. 19 moved into second place on the HEATs all-time assist list against Denver on Feb. 12 topped the HEAT in scoring a team-high 37 times and also led the HEAT in assists a team-high 39 times, in steals 21 times, in minutes on 17 occasions, in blocks in 15 contests and in rebounds five times was Miamis leading scorer off the bench twice and also topped the Miami reserves in minutes, assists, steals and blocks twice each and in rebounds once scored in double figures 50 times, including team highs in 20-point games (34), 30-point performances (18) and 40-point efforts (3) handed out double-figure assists a team-high eight times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once tallied nine double-doubles (tied for second on the team) recorded a double-double in four consecutive games from Dec. 3-9 to match his career high hit at least 10 free throws in four consecutive games from Dec. 15-20 to match his career high set franchise individual records for points in a half (32 in the second half) and consecutive points scored (18 straight points in the fourth quarter) against Cleveland on Jan. 21 and also tied the franchise record for field goal attempts in a half (21 in the second half) earlier in the season he scored 17 consecutive points against Portland on Jan. 18 in the second and third quarters to tie the second longest individual streak in franchise history matched his career high in points (48) and set a career high in minutes played (51:35) against Orlando on Dec. 28, both represented the HEAT high for 2007-08 the 48-point effort against the Magic tied for the third highest individual total in franchise history also recorded the HEAT single-game season highs in field goals made (17 vs. Cleveland, Jan. 21), field goals attempted (29 vs. Portland on Jan. 18 and Cleveland on Jan. 21), free throws made (20 at Atlanta, Dec. 19), free throws attempted (23 vs. Orlando, Dec. 28) and assists (12 at Detroit, Feb. 6) became the first player in HEAT history to hit at least 15 field goal attempts and 15 free throw attempts in the same game when he finished with 16 field goals and 16 free throws made against Orlando on Dec. 28 converted a team-high 37 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT) had a team-leading 40 double-figure scoring quarters, including 10 games where he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game and two games where he registered a 20-point quarter had 11 of Miamis 14 individual 20-point halves, including a pair of 30-point halves finished with 40 dunks to rank second on the team hit a season-high 17 consecutive free throws from Dec. 17-Dec. 19 hit a season-high nine consecutive field goal attempts from Dec. 9-10, the second longest consecutive streak on the team in 2007-08 his field goal with 5:10 left in the fourth quarter at Philadelphia on Dec. 26 was the 150,000th point in Miami franchise history topped the 10,000-minute mark in his career at New Jersey on Nov. 17 had 24 multi-steal and eight multi-block games had at least one steal in a season-high 14 consecutive games from Dec. 26-Jan. 26, the team high for 2007-08 and the fourth longest streak of his career drew three charges was named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 57th Annual NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans after being the top vote-getter among Eastern Conference guards (1,608,260 votes) and tallied 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block in 21:48 minutes participated in the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the third consecutive year and finished in fourth place Season Highs: 48 points (vs. Orlando, Dec. 28), 12 assists (at Detroit, Feb. 6), 10 rebounds (at Portland, Dec. 6), five steals (at Utah, Dec. 3), three blocks (twice) and 51:35 minutes (vs. Orlando, Dec. 28).
Appeared in 51 games (50 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 27.4 points (.491 FG%, .807 FT%), 7.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.10 steals, 1.22 blocks and 37.9 minutes missed a total of 30 games due to injury and one game (Apr. 18 at Orlando) as a healthy scratch on the inactive list sat out a pair of games from Dec. 13-15 after having his wisdom teeth extracted missed four games from Dec. 29-Jan. 5 with a sprained right wrist sat out the Jan. 22 game against New York with a sprained left ankle missed 23 games from Feb. 22-Apr. 6 after dislocating his left shoulder at Houston on Feb. 21 earned All-NBA Third Team honors, joining Tim Hardaway as the only players in HEAT history to earn All-NBA honors in three consecutive seasons his three All-NBA honors also tied Hardaway for the most total appearances in HEAT history became the first guard to earn All-NBA honors after missing at least 31 games in a season since Pete Maravich of the New Orleans Jazz earned Second Team honors during the 1977-78 season after missing 32 games was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11) and became the first HEAT player to capture the honors in consecutive weeks and three times in a season was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year led the HEAT in scoring average, points (1,397), field goals made (472) and attempted (962), free throws made (432) and attempted (535), assists (384) and steals (107) was 13th in the NBA in free throws made, 16th in free throws attempted, 31st in field goal percentage, 41st in field goals made and 51st in field goals attempted he did not qualify for most NBA statistical categories because he didnt play enough games set career highs in scoring average (franchise-record 27.4 ppg), free throw percentage and three-point field goals attempted (79) led the HEAT in scoring 43 times, in assists on 39 occasions, in steals 32 times, in minutes in 31 contests, in blocks 13 times and in rebounds twice the 43 times he led the HEAT in scoring tied as the sixth highest single-season total in franchise history scored in double figures a team-high 49 times, including 43 games with at least 20 points, 23 games of 30-or-more points and three 40-point performances set a franchise record with 20 consecutive games of at least 20 points from Jan. 7-Feb. 21 and the franchise record for consecutive 25-point games with nine from Jan. 30-Feb. 21 handed out double-figure assists a team-leading 12 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times posted 15 double-doubles set a franchise record for points in a quarter when he dropped 24 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter against Cleveland on Feb. 1 set career highs in both free throws made (23) and attempted (24) in Miamis Feb. 1 victory over Cleveland his 24 consecutive free throws made from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 were the most by a HEAT player in 2006-07 also hit 20 consecutive free throws from Nov. 14-18 his 33-point, 15-assist performance against Orlando on Nov. 24 marked the only time in franchise history a HEAT player has had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same game had a streak of 17 consecutive games with a steal from Jan. 13-Feb. 21 matched his career high by grabbing 11 rebounds at Philadelphia on Jan. 19 grabbed a career-high 11 defensive rebounds at Sacramento on Dec. 7 handed out a career-high 15 assists against Orlando on Nov. 24 converted a team-high 44 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT) had a team-leading 52 double-figure scoring quarters, including 15 games where he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game had 15 of Miamis 16 individual 20-point halves finished with 59 dunks drew six charges had 33 multi-steal and 18 multi-block games was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas and tallied 10 points, a game-high six steals and three assists in 24:22 minutes won the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year Season Highs: 41 points (twice), 15 assists (vs. Orlando, Nov. 24), 11 rebounds (twice), six steals (at Utah, Jan. 13), four blocks (twice) and 48:52 minutes (at Philadelphia).
Started each of the 75 games in which he appeared for Miami and averaged 27.2 points (.495 FG%, .783 FT%), 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.95 steals, 0.77 blocks and 38.6 minutes missed five games due to injury and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list for the final two games of the regular season missed one game with a left shin contusion (Jan. 6), one game with a sprained left ankle (Jan. 27), two games with a sprained right wrist (Mar. 4-6) and one game with the flu (Apr. 11) earned All-NBA Second Team honors for the second consecutive year was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February and was a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 1 and Dec. 4) was named a starter in the All-Star Game for the first time in his career finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a game-high 30:39 and hit the game-winning shot won the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend set career highs in field goals made (699) and attempted (1,413), free throws made (629) and attempted (803), defensive (323) and total rebounds (430), dunks (154), 20-point games (60), 30-point games (34) and 40-point games (four) set franchise single-season records in field goals made, free throws made and attempted and triple-doubles ranked among the NBA leaders in scoring average (5th), steals (6th), assists per game (tied-10th), minutes per game (tied-19th) and field goal percentage (tied-27th) led the HEAT in minutes played (2,892), field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists (503), steals (146), points and scoring average scored in double figures in each of his first 74 games and with his final four games the previous season established a franchise record for consecutive games scoring in double figures with 78 he had his streak snapped after scoring eight points in 19:58 minutes against Chicago on Apr. 14 in the game after Miami clinched the number two seed in the 2006 Eastern Conference Playoffs handed out double-figure assists 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions recorded 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles became the first HEAT player to record back-to-back 40-point games (Mar. 8-10) scored Miamis final 17 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds remaining against Detroit on Feb. 12 to finish with 37 points his 17 consecutive points to end the game are a HEAT franchise record for consecutive points to end a game and rank tied for the second longest streak for any point in a game led the HEAT in scoring 58 times, in assists 51 times, in minutes on 46 occasions, in steals in 44 contests, in rebounds 11 times and in blocks on 10 occasions topped the team with 74 double-digit scoring quarters, including a 21-point fourth quarter at Cleveland on Apr. 1, which at the time tied the franchise record for points in a quarter tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on Jan. 4 for his second career triple-double and 15 points, a season-high 14 assists and 10 rebounds at Seattle on Jan. 13 for his third career triple-double converted a team-high 56 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT) drew 11 charges had 48 multi-steal and 10 multi-block games Season Highs: 44 points (at Cleveland, Apr. 1), 14 assists (at Seattle, Jan. 13), 11 rebounds (twice), six steals (at Portland, Jan. 8), four blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Jan. 30) and 47:02 minutes (vs. Washington, Dec. 11).
Started each of the 77 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 24.1 points (.478 FG%, .762 FT%), 6.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.57 steals, 1.06 blocks and 38.6 minutes missed a total of four games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once (Apr. 19 at Orlando for the regular season finale) sat out a pair of games from Nov. 12-14 with a sprained left ankle which occurred against Dallas on Nov. 11 missed a pair of games from Jan. 12-14 with back spasms and a rib contusion earned All-NBA Second Team honors and NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors selected NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 8 set franchise single-season records for points scored (1,854), scoring average and free throws made (581) which he subsequently broke the following season ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring average, tied for ninth in assists, tied for ninth in points per 48 minutes (29.9), tied for 12th in minutes per game, 13th in steals per game, tied for 31st in field goal percentage and 36th in blocks per game ranked first in the NBA in blocks among guards increased his scoring average by 7.9 points per game over his rookie year, the largest increase in the NBA by a player who averaged at least 10 points the previous season (LeBron James was second with an increase of 6.3 points) joined Allen Iverson and LeBron James as the only players to rank in the top 10 in the NBA this season in both points and assists, since 1979 only 10 players managed to rank in the top 10 in both categories in the same season led the HEAT in minutes played (2,974), field goals attempted (1,318), free throws made, assists (520), steals and scoring average ranked second on the squad in field goals made (630), free throw attempts (762), dunks (113) and blocks (82) was the HEATs top scorer a team-leading 43 times and also led the team in assists a team-high 55 times, in minutes on 45 occasions, in steals 39 times, in blocks in 21 contests and in rebounds four times scored in double figures a team-high 75 times, including a team-high 56 games with at least 20 points, a team-high 16 games with at least 30 points and one 40-point effort scored in double figures 51 consecutive games from Dec. 15-Apr. 8 his streak of 12 consecutive 20-point games from Dec. 15-Jan. 7 tied Alonzo Mourning for the second longest streak in franchise history handed out double-figure assists a team-high 13 times, grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and recorded 16 double-doubles recorded a triple-double, only the fifth in franchise history, with 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the defending NBA champion Pistons in Detroit on Dec. 30 registered a 20-10-5 game on five occasions had a team-high 13 20-point halves and a team-best 54 double-figure scoring quarters on 11 occasions he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game, including three games with three multiple scoring quarters three times he scored double figures in a single-overtime period, no other player in the NBA had more than one double-figure scoring overtime period in 2004-05 his 12-point overtime period at Philadelphia on Apr. 14 set a franchise record for most points in a single-overtime period and tied him for most total overtime points in a game scored a career-high 48 points at Philadelphia on Apr. 14, the 48-point effort was the third highest single-game total in franchise history and marked the top scoring effort by a HEAT player in a road game while also setting a record for a 76ers opponent in the Wachovia Center also set a career high in field goals made (18) in that Apr. 14 contest his 48 points, 18 field goals made and 33 field goal attempts at Philadelphia on Apr. 14 were HEAT individual highs in 2004-05 as were his 18 free throws made against the 76ers on Mar. 7 hit a pair of game-winning buzzer-beaters his shot at the buzzer on Mar. 15 gave the HEAT a 98-96 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden and clinched Miamis first-ever Southeast Division championship, giving the HEAT a first-ever sweep of the Knicks in the Garden in the process hit a pair of free throws with one second left against Utah on Nov. 19 to force overtime then hit the game-winning shot with one-tenth of a second left in overtime to give the HEAT a two-point win over the Jazz hit his 1,000th career field goal against Charlotte on Apr. 19 made a season-high 14 consecutive free throws from Nov. 19-21 drew 14 charges had 34 multi-steal and 20 multi-block games recorded at least one steal in a career-high 18 games from Mar. 6-Apr. 14, the streak was the longest by a HEAT player in 2004-05 and ranked second on the teams all-time list also had a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one steal from Dec. 8-Jan. 5, tied for the fifth longest in franchise history was selected as a reserve for his first All-Star Game and had 14 points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 23 minutes in Denver started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver and finished with 12 points, a game-high nine assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes Season Highs: 48 points (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14), 12 assists (three times), 10 rebounds (four times), five steals (twice), four blocks (twice) and 49 minutes (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14).
Started 56 of the 61 games in which he appeared and averaged 16.2 points (.465 FG%, .747 FT%), 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, a team-leading 1.41 steals, 0.56 blocks and 34.9 minutes missed a total of 21 games due to injury missed 13 games from Jan. 2-26 while on the injured list with bone contusions of his right wrist, which was initially injured in a fall at Washington on Dec. 26 sat out the Dec. 27 game at New York after injuring the wrist the night before missed a pair of games on Nov. 3-4 with a right hip pointer, a pair of games from Feb. 4-7 with a left mid-foot sprain and three games from Mar. 2-6 due to a right mid-foot bone contusion was named the NBAs Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors and the 21st in NBA history was the first rookie to capture league Player of the Week honors since Steve Francis in January of 2000 and the first Eastern Conference rookie since Vince Carter in March of 1999 finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting and was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection set a HEAT rookie record for scoring average and tied Sherman Douglas franchise record for most 30-point games in a season by a Miami rookie with three ranked 37th in the NBA in field goal percentage was among the NBAs rookie leaders in field goal percentage (2nd), steals per game (2nd), scoring average (3rd), assists per game (4th), minutes per game (4th), blocks per game (7th) and rebounds per game (11th) topped Miami in dunks with 64 ranked third on the HEAT in scoring average, points (991), assists (275), steals (86), free throws made (233) and free throws attempted (312) set a HEAT rookie single-game record with 15 field goals made against Atlanta on Feb. 15 scored in double figures 51 times with 19 games of at least 20 points and three 30-point games grabbed double-figure rebounds once and registered one double-double recorded his first career double-double with 27 points and a season-high 10 rebounds at Orlando on Feb. 11 led the HEAT in scoring 21 times, in assists 22 times, in steals on 21 occasions, in blocks 18 times, in minutes in 15 contests and in rebounds once his season-high 33-point effort against Golden State on Dec. 21 matched the HEAT single-game scoring high this season his career-high six steals against New Orleans on Mar. 16 tied the AmericanAirlines Arena single-game record on Oct. 28 at Philadelphia he became the youngest player to ever start on Opening Night for the HEAT (21 years old) started for the Rookies in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and finished with 22 points, four assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes while connecting on 11-16 from the floor made a season-high 18 consecutive free throws from Mar. 9-20 had 21 multi-steal and six multi-block games Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Golden State, Dec. 21), 10 rebounds (at Orlando, Feb. 11), eight assists (five times), six steals (vs. New Orleans, Mar. 16), two blocks (six times) and 44 minutes (twice).
2009: Started all seven games for the HEAT in their Opening Round series against Atlanta and averaged 29.1 points (.439 FG%, .862 FT%), 5.3 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.57 blocks, 0.86 steals and 40.7 minutes set HEAT postseason records for scoring average, points scored (204), field goals made (68), field goals attempted (155) and free throws made (50) in a seven-game series his 29.1 ppg scoring average was the third highest single-series scoring average in Miami postseason history led the HEAT in points, minutes played (285), field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made (18) and attempted (50), free throws made and attempted (58), assists (37) and blocks (11) topped the HEAT in scoring in all seven games and also led Miami in minutes played and assists five times each, in blocks on three occasions and in steals once scored in double figures in all seven games, including six games with at least 20 points, three games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance recorded postseason career highs in both three-point field goals made (6) and attempted (10) in the Game 2 win at Atlanta on Apr. 22 joined teammate Daequan Cook as the only pair of teammates to each hit at least six treys in the same NBA playoff game in Game 2 the 18 treys he hit in this series matched the total he hit in his previous four playoff appearances, covering 54 games and 10 series .2007: Started all four games for the HEAT against the Chicago Bulls and averaged 23.5 points (.429 FG%, .688 FT%), 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.25 steals, 0.50 blocks and 40.5 minutes led the HEAT in points (94), field goals made (36) and attempted (84), free throws made (22) and attempted (32), assists (25) and minutes played (162) also ranked second on the HEAT in offensive rebounds (7) and tied for second in steals (5) scored in double figures in each of Miamis four games extending his franchise record to 51 consecutive double-figure scoring efforts in postseason play had at least 20 points in each of the four contests and extended his current postseason streak of consecutive 20-point games to 10, the second longest streak in franchise history led the team in scoring in all four games and extended his franchise record to 10 consecutive postseason games in which he has led the HEAT in scoring finished the 2007 postseason with 1,366 career points in postseason play, ranking as the third highest total by an NBA player in his first four postseason appearances behind only George McGinnis (1,658) and Elgin Baylor (1,591) in addition to leading the HEAT in scoring all four contests, he also topped the club in minutes and assists in all four games and in steals and blocks once each handed out double-figure assists once and recorded one double-double grabbed a postseason career-high five offensive rebounds in Game 3 against the Bulls on Apr. 27 2006: Started all 23 games for the NBA champion HEAT and averaged 28.4 points (.497 FG%, .808 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.22 steals, 1.13 blocks and 41.7 minutes was named the NBA Finals MVP became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to capture NBA Finals MVP honors led the HEAT in minutes played (959), points scored (654), field goals made (219) and attempted (441), free throws made (202) and attempted (250), assists (132) and steals (51) ranked among the NBA postseason leaders in steals (2nd ), scoring average (4th), assists per game (9th), minutes per game (11th), blocks per game (17th), steals-to-turnover ratio (17th, 0.57), field goal percentage (tied for 17th), free throw percentage (tied for 34th) and rebounds (36th) his 28.4 scoring average throughout the playoffs set a HEAT record for a single postseason led the HEAT in scoring average in all four series topped the HEAT in scoring and assists a team-high 18 times each, in minutes on 16 occasions, in steals 15 times, in blocks in 10 contests and in rebounds twice scored in double figures in all 23 games scored at least 20 points in 22 of the 23 contests, including 11 games with at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point performances handed out double-figure assists four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice recorded six double-doubles averaged 24.7 points (.440 FG%, .896 FT%), 7.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.00 steals and 41.0 minutes in Miamis six-game Opening Round series against Chicago his 89.6 percent accuracy from the free throw line in the Opening Round series against the Bulls is his highest in a postseason series averaged 27.6 points (.489 FG%, .792 FT%), 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.40 steals and 42.0 minutes in Miamis five-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series versus New Jersey connected on a postseason career-high three three-point field goals in Game 2 against New Jersey on May 10 averaged 26.7 points (.617 FG%, .808 FT%), 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.83 steals and 40.5 minutes in the HEATs six-game Eastern Conference Finals series against Detroit his 61.7 percent field goal accuracy in the Conference Finals against Detroit marks his highest field goal percentage in a postseason series became Miamis all-time postseason scoring leader in Game 2 at Detroit on May 25 topped the 1,000-point plateau in postseason scoring in Game 4 against Detroit on May 29 averaged 34.7 points (.468 FG%, .773 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.67 steals and 43.5 minutes in the six-game NBA Finals series against Dallas led the HEAT in scoring in all six Finals games, scoring at least 35 points in each of the last four games (all HEAT wins) his 34.7 points per game scoring average against the Mavericks marks the highest single-series scoring average in HEAT postseason history recorded postseason career highs and franchise postseason records for points (43), free throws made (21), free throws attempted (25) and minutes (50:06) in Game 5 against Dallas on June 18 and matched his postseason high in field goal attempts with 28 his 21 free throws made in Game 5 set an NBA Finals record scored the final 11 points in regulation in Game 5 and his eight-foot bank shot with 2.8 seconds remaining forced overtime and then he won the game by hitting a pair of free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to give the HEAT a one-point win had 36 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a postseason career-high three blocks in the decisive Game 6 victory on June 20, the double-double was his second of the Finals recorded postseason career highs in both defensive rebounds (11) and total rebounds (13) in Game 3 on June 13 and also stole a Dirk Nowitzki inbounds pass with three-tenths of a second remaining to secure the HEATs two-point victory, Miamis first-ever NBA Finals win his 16 steals in the Finals against the Mavs tied the NBA Finals record for steals in a six-game series held by Julius Erving (1977), Magic Johnson (1980) and Larry Bird (1986) 2005: Started each of the 14 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 27.4 points (.484 FG%, .799 FT%), 6.6 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.57 steals, 1.14 blocks and 40.8 minutes missed one game (June 4 vs. Detroit) due to injury with a strained right rib muscle which occurred in the third quarter of Game 5 (June 2) led the HEAT in scoring average, points (384), field goals made (136) and attempted (281), free throws made (111) and attempted (139), assists (93), steals (22), double-figure scoring efforts (14), 20-point games (11), 30-point games (seven) and 40-point games (two) ranked among the NBA postseason leaders in scoring average (4th), assist average (5th), minutes per game (10th), steals per game (13th), field goal percentage (22nd), blocks per game (23rd) and free throw percentage (27th) in the Opening Round sweep of New Jersey he averaged 26.3 points (.500 FG%, .833 FT%), 8.8 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 1.75 steals, 1.00 blocks and 42.5 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinal sweep of Washington he averaged 31.0 points (.537 FG%, .750 FT%), 8.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks, 1.25 steals and 41.3 minutes in his six games against Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals he averaged 25.8 points (.440 FG%, .818 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.67 steals, 1.00 blocks and 39.3 minutes his 31.0 scoring average against Washington is the second best in a series in franchise history topped the HEAT in scoring and minutes played nine times each, in assists on 10 occasions, in blocks and steals six times apiece and in rebounds once led the team in scoring in five straight games from Apr. 30-May 14 scored in double figures in each of his 14 games, including 11 games of 20-or-more points, seven games of at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point performances set franchise postseason records for points in a second half (26) and points in a quarter (22 in the 3rd) in Game 3 at Washington on May 14 scored a game-high 40 points and established Miami postseason records for field goals made (15), field goals attempted (28) and points in a fourth quarter (20) in Game 2 against Detroit on May 25 handed out a HEAT postseason record 15 assists in Game 2 against Washington on May 10 2004: Started all 13 postseason games for the HEAT and averaged 18.0 points (.455 FG%, .787 FT%), 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.31 blocks and 39.2 minutes topped the HEAT in scoring average, field goal percentage, points (234), field goals made (86), field goals attempted (189), free throws made (59), free throws attempted (75), assists (73), double-figure scoring efforts (12), 20-point games (seven), double-figure assist efforts (two) and dunks (11) became the only rookie in HEAT history to lead the team in scoring average in the postseason his seven games with at least 20 points were the most by a rookie in the NBA Playoffs since David Robinson had nine in 1990 his four 20-point games in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Indiana were the most by a rookie in a single playoff series since Portlands Arvydas Sabonis had four in a series in 1996 became just the fourth rookie since the shot clock era began in 1954-55 to lead his team in scoring average and assist average in the playoffs joining Stephon Marbury (21.3 ppg and 7.7 apg in 1997), Michael Jordan (29.3 ppg and 8.5 apg in 1985) and Billy Ray Bates (25.0 ppg and 4.0 apg in 1980) his 18.0 ppg average was the second highest by a rookie (with a minimum of 10 games) since 1984 trailing only Robinsons 24.3 ppg average in 1990 his team-high 27-point effort at New Orleans on May 2 in Game 6 of the Opening Round series set a HEAT rookie single-game scoring record and was the highest single-game scoring performance by a HEAT player in the 2004 postseason hit a game-winning 10-foot running jumper with 1.3 seconds left in Game 1 of the Opening Round series against New Orleans snapping a 79-79 tie and nailed a three-point field goal in Game 5 of the same series that snapped a 80-80 tie with 54.4 seconds left and put Miami ahead to stay scored 21 points in his postseason debut against New Orleans on Apr. 18, marking the highest scoring debut by a HEAT rookie in the postseason the 21-point effort marks the fourth highest HEAT postseason debut trailing only Tim Hardaway (30 vs. Chicago on Apr. 26, 1996), Damon Jones (30 vs. New Jersey on Apr. 24, 2005) and Voshon Lenard (24 vs. Orlando on Apr. 24, 1997) topped the HEAT in scoring in seven of the 13 contests, including five of the six Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Indiana led the HEAT in assists in 12 of the 13 games and topped Miami in minutes and steals three times each and blocks once recorded a pair of double-doubles became the 12th player (second rookie) in HEAT history to record a postseason double-double when he tallied 11 points and a game-high 10 assists on Apr. 27 at New Orleans in Game 4 of the Opening Round series also recorded a double-double against Indiana with 16 points and a game-high 10 assists in Game 5 on May 15 averaged 15.4 points (.424 FG%, .778 FT%), a team-high 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.29 steals and 38.1 minutes in the Opening Round series against New Orleans and a team-high 21.0 points (team-high .489 FG%, .792 FT%), a team-high 5.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.33 steals and a team-high 40.5 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana.
2008: Was a member of the USA Basketball Senior National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics Games in Beijing, China came off the bench in all eight games during the Olympics and averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.25 steals, 1.9 assists and 18.8 minutes despite ranking sixth on the team in minutes played he led the USA in points (128), scoring average, free throws made (26) and free throws attempted (41) ranked second on the team in three-point field goal percentage (.471), tied for second in offensive rebounds (14) and blocks (18) and third in field goals made (47), field goals attempted (70) and field goal percentage (.671) led the team in scoring in three of the eight games, including a game-high 27 points in the gold medal winning game against Spain also topped the USA in assists and blocks once each 2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team appeared in all eight games during the Olympics and averaged 7.3 points (.382 FG%, .696 FT%), 2.4 assists, a team-high 2.13 steals, 1.9 rebounds and 17.5 minutes had a team-high 17 steals and ranked third in assists (19) scored in double figures twice, including an Olympic-high 12 in the USAs 89-79 win over Australia on Aug. 19 totaled 10 points and three steals in his Olympic opener against Puerto Rico on Aug. 15 had nine points and a game-high six assists in the USAs bronze-medal winning victory over Lithuania on Aug. 28.
2008-09: Led the NBA in scoring earned All-NBA First Team honors and received NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (December and February) and a three-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Mar. 8) was a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix 2007-08: Was named to the 2008 USA Basketball Senior National Team which represented the country and won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans participated in the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend received the NBAs Community Assist Award for August of 2007 2006-07: Earned All-NBA Third Team honors was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas won the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on three occasions (weeks ending Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11) was named the 2006 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, marking just the fifth time an NBA player was selected to receive the award joining Bill Russell (1968), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985), Michael Jordan (1991) and Tim Duncan & David Robinson (2003) 2005-06: Was selected MVP of the 2006 NBA Finals received All-NBA Second Team honors was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston won the PlayStation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks ending Dec. 4 and Jan. 1) 2004-05: Was named All-NBA Second Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December was selected the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 8 2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team which represented the country and won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece was a recipient of the NBAs Community Assist Award for August of 2004 with his USA Basketball Olympic teammates was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection, Miamis first unanimous selection was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors started for the first-year players in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
Played collegiately for two seasons at Marquette before becoming an early entry candidate after his junior year started all 65 games in his collegiate career in which he appeared and averaged 19.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.31 steals while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the foul line was inducted into the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame in August 2009 as an individual and also as part of the 2002-03 mens basketball team which was also enshrined finished his career ranked 20th on Marquettes all-time scoring list with 1,281 points and ranked ninth on both the schools all-time steals list (150) and all-time blocks list (79) became the first Marquette player since 1978 to be named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press earned a spot on the Wooden Award All-America team and was one of five finalists for the Wooden Award after helping lead the Golden Eagles to the 2003 Final Four, the schools first appearance since 1977 in addition to garnering consensus First Team All-America honors, he was named the Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All Conference USA during the 2002-03 season as a junior in 2002-03, he led Conference USA and ranked 22nd nationally in scoring (21.5 ppg) and set a Marquette single-season scoring record with 710 points ranked second in the league in steals (2.15 spg), eighth in assists (4.4 apg), 10th in field goal percentage (.501) and 11th in free throw percentage (.779) also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 1.30 blocks and 32.1 minutes while leading the Golden Eagles to a 27-6 record capped an outstanding junior year by being named the MVP of the Midwest Regional Final compiling 51 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds in victories over Pittsburgh and Kentucky in the victory over Kentucky, which vaulted the Golden Eagles into the Final Four and ended the Wildcats 26-game winning streak, he registered Marquettes first triple-double since 1994 when he totaled 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 83-69 victory his triple-double versus Kentucky was just the ninth in NCAA Tournament history on 21 occasions during the 2002-03 season he scored 20-or-more points, including a 35-point effort at Tulane on Jan. 14 which tied his career high at the teams postseason banquet, he received the Most Valuable Player Award, the Hank Raymond Sportsmanship Award, the Bart Miller Standard of Excellence Award (combines the qualities of the ultimate team player selflessness, hard work and loyalty, with those excellence in the classroom) and the Deflection King Award as a sophomore during the 2001-02 campaign, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the Associated Press and First Team All Conference USA honors led the Golden Eagles in scoring (17.8 ppg, 8th in C-USA), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and steals (2.47 spg, 1st in C-USA) on nine occasions he scored 20-or-more points, including a career-high 35 against conference rival DePaul sat out the 2000-01 season as an NCAA partial qualifier.
Full name is Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr nicknames include D. Wade and Flash was dubbed Flash by former teammate Shaquille ONeal he has a pair of sons, Zaire and Zion has an official website www.dwyanewade.com... was a broadcasting major at Marquette entered Marquette as an NCAA partial qualifier in 2000 after graduating from Richards High School in Oak Lawn, IL, but registered a 3.0 GPA as a second semester sophomore had his number (3) retired by Marquette on Feb. 3, 2007 and was enshrined into the Marquette Hall of Fame in August 2009 says his dream is to leave the world a better place than I found it to that mission the Wades World Foundation has a goal of providing support to various education, health and family service programs, in particular those that benefit underserved communities shared USA Weekend magazines 15th Annual Most Caring Athlete Award in October of 2007 with Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash has twice been honored with the NBAs Community Assist Award (August of 2004 and August of 2007) has teamed up with Alonzo Mourning to co-host The Summer Groove, beginning in the summer of 2008 also hosts an annual charity event in his hometown of Chicago to help promote the message of gun violence in August 2007 he hosted A Week of Wades World in South Florida, a week-long series of events that touched hundreds of South Florida kids the week-long event included a basketball camp, fulfilling the dreams of Make-A-Wish children, a reading event and a school supplies shopping spree for local children has partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation on several occasions to brighten the lives of deserving children provides 10 tickets to each home game to various kid-focused organizations in the community hosts his annual 3 Under the Tree holiday program which includes a Christmas party for over 300 youth in the Dade and Broward area hosts a three-day free camp for over 600 kids in his hometown of Robbins, IL served as Grand Marshal of the Three Kings Parade in January of 2008 received the Father of the Year Award in June 2007 from the Fathers Day and Mothers Day Council. Inc is a national spokesperson for the Cartoon Networks Rescuing Recess program which is designed to protect and revitalize recess in schools across the country in June of 2006 he chartered two buses to take 100 children from Miami for Wades World at Disney where the kids enjoyed a day at the park for free and attended the parade honoring Dwyane and Udonis Haslem celebrating the HEATs 2006 NBA championship was named to The Sporting News NBA Good Guys list in July of 2004 was selected by Esquire as the 14th Best Dressed Man in the World in 2007 (first among NBA players) and the 13th Best Dressed Man in the World in 2006 was named to People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People list in the May 9, 2005 issue was selected one of the 25 most fit men by Mens Fitness magazine in their June/July 2005 issue was a presenter at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards held at the AmericanAirlines Arena received the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards in July 2005 named to ESPN the Magazines Top 25 Athletes and was featured on the cover of the issue in September 2005 also appeared on the cover of Dime, Movers and SLAM magazines in 2005 and graced the cover of GQ Magazine for the November 2006 issue and the Sports Illustrated 2006 NBA Preview issue modeled the Sean John clothing line in the summer of 2005 and was the feature in their Icon campaign also has endorsement deals with Brand Jordan, T-Mobile, Gatorade, Upper Deck and Pepperidge Farm has starred in popular and memorable commercials for T-Mobile alongside Charles Barkley partnered with T-Mobile to renovate his high school gymnasium (Richards HS) where he first honed his basketball skills the re-named D. Wade Court includes a new scoreboard, sound system and projection screen along with refurbished bleachers and basketball court partnered with Staples in the summers of 2007 and 2008 to launch the Staples Dream Park Challenge with D. Wade, a park improvement initiative open to 14 parks in South Florida was selected the cover athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 06 video game was a tri-captain for the bronze medal winning U.S. Senior National Team that competed in the 2006 World Championships in Japan wore number 6 for the USA Basketball Senior National Team during the 2004 Olympics and number 9 in the 2008 Olympics in his free time he enjoys relaxing with friends and family also enjoys football and lists the Chicago Bears and the University of Miami as his favorite teams enjoys buying and collecting shoes likes to listen to rap and R&B and lists Jay-Z and R. Kelly among his favorite musical artists lists Love and Basketball, Remember the Titans and Boomerang among his favorite movies lists chicken and mashed potatoes as his favorite foods says Italy is the favorite place he has visited and picked Africa as the place he would love to visit in the near future played on a traveling all-star team in Italy in the summer of 2001 for Bill Van Gundy, the father of current Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy wears size 15 sneakers.