Dwyane Wade Announces Retirement, Says He’s Returning To Miami For One Last Season
On Sunday evening, Dwyane Wade hit basketball fans with a double whammy. The 15-year veteran announced that he will be retiring after the 2019 NBA season. He also announced that he has decided to return to Miami, where it all started.
Wade was drafted in 2003 by the Miami Heat. He played 13 seasons with the team before taking his talents to his hometown of Chicago and then Cleveland to play once more with Lebron James. In an emotional decision, the 12 time NBA All-Star has declared that 2019-2020 will be his final year in the league. He made fans aware of his choice via an emotional 10-minute video titled “One Last Dance”.
When you first come in the league the vets tell you, ‘young fella, it’s gonna go by fast.’ You think at that time, nah, I’m just getting started. As I stand here today, September 16th at roughly 1:15 pm, I’m here to tell you, it goes by fast.
In the video, Wade says he’s used the summer to reflect on his future. Fighting back tears, he reveals that the death of his agent, Hank Thomas, made him feel that he lost a part of him. And although being traded to back to Miami helped fill the void a little, he’s ready to see what else his career has in store for him off the court.
I feel it’s right to ask you guys to join me for one last dance. For one last season. This is it. I’ve given this game everything that I have and I’m happy about that. And I’m gonna give it, for one last season, everything else I have left.
We’re wishing Dwyane Wade nothing but continued success on his final chapter in the NBA. Watch the “One Last Dance” announcement video below.