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  • Miami Heat have unveiled a plan to have a Dwayne Wade statue
  • The statue will be outside Kaseya Center
  • This statue will be christened the ‘Dwyane Wade Hall of Fame Night’

Miami Heat have unveiled a plan to have a Dwayne Wade statue as a sign of honour to the basketball legend recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

The statue will be outside Kaseya Center according to the club’s president Pat Riley. This statue will be christened the ‘Dwyane Wade Hall of Fame Night’.

What Does Dwayne Wade Statue Mean to Him?

The NBA legend says that he never dreamed that his statue could ever be seen anywhere in the US. It only makes him humble and thankful that his former club appreciates the hard work he put in his competitive days.

“I’m not really the person who gets lost for words. I’ve got too many words actually. I didn’t dream of this. I’m just so grateful. I’m very grateful. … I can’t wait for families to be able to experience what that’s gonna be like from all around the world, to come and have a moment of the culture that will be out front. I can’t wait until that day, man, so I’m excited,” he exclaimed.

When Will Dwayne Wade Statue Be Unveiled?

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Dwayne Wade. Photo/Blackpast

Miami Heat will unveil Dwayne Wade statue in the fall of 2024. Riley while not saying much indicated that this monument as Kaseya Center will be 8ft tall.

Heat has contracted Oscar Leon of Fine Art Studio Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany to sculpt the statue. Amrany is a seasoned sculptor who has worked on statues of NBA stars before.

He is the magical hands behind Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Dirk Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statues.

Dwayne Wade Time With Miami Heat

The retired American NBA legend joined the Miami Heat in 2003 when he was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the NBA Draft.  Wade played 15 of his 16 NBA seasons with the Heat.

He led them to three championships while earning Finals MVP honours in 2006. He is one of three players in NBA history to accumulate at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, and 4,000 rebounds.

Also, he has a record 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 3-pointers in his career. His stellar NBA record mirrors that of LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

Wade was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August 2023, and will always have a home in “Wade County” as the poster child for Heat Culture.

His former club says that he remains a powerful force for the club.

“When we retired his jersey in February 2020, I said Dwyane was the face of this franchise forever and I meant it. Dwyane’s legacy is a towering one not only for the Miami Heat but for Miami-Wade County. I can’t think of a better way to honour him than by memorializing that legacy,” Riley affirmed.

What is Dwayne Wade Doing Now?

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. Photo/Cosmopolitan

Wade retired in 2019 after his brief return to Miami Heat between 2017-20118 and he is focused on running his private businesses. He is a minority owner of the Utah Jazz where he bought a stake in 2021, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being involved in team ownership.

In addition, he has huge investments in the media and consumer industries. Wade holds stakes in various media companies and consumer products. Lastly, he launched “Wade Cellars,” a wine company focused on premium quality and accessibility which also takes much of his time to ensure it runs smoothly.

He is currently hosting the American adaptation of the game show “The Cube.” He occasionally provides commentary on NBA games, sharing his expertise and insights on the sport he loves.

Is Dwayne Wade Divorced?

Dwayne Wade hasn’t divorced his wife Gabrielle Union as rumour had it in December 2023. The couple has posted on social media, addressing the rumours and assuring their followers that they are still very much together.

Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, but an outgoing sports writer with focus on tennis, athletics, football, motorsports and NBA.

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