As we write this, Dwyane Wade has played 17 minutes and scored nine points in the first half in Brooklyn — which is more than we expected. But after a nearly-perfect last night at AmericanAirlines Arena, the most interesting stuff today has been on social media, as luminaries have sent Wade off into retirement.
Here was Wade arriving at Barclays Center…
— Will Manso (@WillManso) April 10, 2019
Here are the best tweets so far…
First, one South Florida GOAT to another….
— Dan Marino (@DanMarino) April 10, 2019
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 10, 2019
Then, after President #44 wished Wade well on a video message on Tuesday, #42 weighed in….
Barack and Bubba….
Congrats @DwyaneWade on a storied career. It’s been a joy to watch your sportsmanship and skill on the court and your compassion and leadership off the court. I’m looking forward to your next chapter. But please, let’s just stay off the scorer’s tables for now… #OneLastDance pic.twitter.com/TE2WwAHq83
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 10, 2019
And yes, #44 again…
From a big NBA fan, congrats to future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki—not just all-time greats but class acts, too.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 11, 2019
Some old friends from the Big 3 years chimed in…
— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 11, 2019
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) April 10, 2019
And this from a South Florida resident…
Another spectacular career comes to an end with the great @DwyaneWade hanging it up. DWade reminded me a little of MJ in terms of his overall efficiency and effectiveness on both ends of the court. pic.twitter.com/4gBPc72Pz5
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) April 10, 2019