The day started with a simple question.
What has Dwyane Wade meant to you?
Starting this early….
This is the thread where you can answer this question:
"What has @DwyaneWade meant to me?"
What follows here is mine…..
— THREE Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) April 9, 2019
Here were some of the best responses:
By bringing the Big Three together, it gave my dad and I a chance to enjoy game 5 against the Thunder together. It is a night we will always remember spending together and even though we were higher than the rafters, was something I’ll never forget.
— Carmi gross (@Carmigross) April 9, 2019
@DwyaneWade made me love basketball. I started watching sports in 02 and gave the tournament a chance when some team id never heard of had a guard that jumped off the screen with highlight plays. Couple months later, watching the draft and my hometown heat take him. I started
— Franky G (@FrankyG_) April 9, 2019
From the moment my 8th grade teammate (in Michigan, mind you) got a pair of D Wade shoes, I passed him the ball wayyyy too much during games. Why? Because I always thought my odds were better passing the rock to someone with mythical-backing and perhaps supernatural strength.
— Spencer Krauss (@SpencerKrauss7) April 9, 2019
Some of my favorite memories w/my Dad are watching/talking about the Heat. My Dad's favorite player was Wade. So sad he left. When my Dad was sick w/cancer we would watch Heat games the next day because he couldn't stay up. Heat games were the only thing he could concentrate on..
— #ThankYouWade (@Rizzmiggiz) April 9, 2019
@DwyaneWade has meant one word to me, FAMILY.
— Adam Cristo (@AdamCris) April 9, 2019
What Dwyane means to me is that there is more to you than your job title. For someone like myself who’s mother is everything to them, seeing what Wade has done for his mother is so amazing. He kept his promise to her when he finally made it. #MoreThanBasketball
— Maurice. (@dturngotsole) April 9, 2019
When my parents split when I was in high school I had a hard time talking to my dad and the only thing I could talk to him about was Wade and the Heat, and for a couple years he was our lifeline until I was able forgive my dad and open up to him again
— Jesse Saint Facile (@Jsaint21) April 9, 2019
relatively new basketball fan. lebron drew me to the heat. wade is why i stayed.
— zig? (@ZigOnTheRocks) April 9, 2019
@DwyaneWade made me the sports fan I am today. No team in Miami was as good for as long as the Heat were growing up. Everyone I knew loved Wade and the Heat, everyone I played against mimiced dwades post fades he was a shift in sports culture down here. im gonna miss him.
— Veinhype 🇵🇷 (@veinhype) April 9, 2019
Over the year I have grown to love him so much my three year old son is named after him Dwyane Carter Pino
— Danny (@DPinoJr) April 9, 2019
What @DwyaneWade means to me it’s what he does off the court he is a role model. When the @MiamiHEAT drafted him I didn’t know much about him other then he made it to the final four. During the draft I wanted the heat to draft TJ Ford thankfully I’m not the one that made the pick
— Danny (@DPinoJr) April 9, 2019
My first memory of Miami Heat basketball was @DwyaneWade leading the Heat to a championship. My most recent was his game-winner against Golden State.
Simply put, the only Miami Heat basketball I know is a Dwayne Wade one.
Here’s an open letter I wrote to my favorite athlete. pic.twitter.com/yLk36uaJ2n
— Kevin Fielder (@TheKevinFielder) April 9, 2019
Me love basketball. Out here in vegas on oct 1 something terrible happened and i lost a friend. This plus the fact of the job i was working in was terrible i was depressed i lost my energy to do anything and wasnt really watching basketball. Then came the trade when dwade was
— Marooned on Weighters Island (@deadhand55) April 9, 2019
In 2002 I moved to the US from Ecuador only knowing the sport of soccer. Basketball was Space Jam, so it took me about a year until I actually played it with kids in my neighborhood the summer of ‘03, and they all kept talking about this nba draft which I still knew nothing about
— They Don’t Love You Like That (@its_teta) April 9, 2019
What inspires me the most is Wade’s next-level playoff performances which helped the team win series & championships they otherwise had no business winning. His '06 & '05 runs remain some of the most incredible displays of will I've ever seen—a testament to the human spirit.
— Travis Reilly (@mmmtravis) April 9, 2019
and tell him "Dwyane, you know how we feel about you. We're all so happy you're back." He smiled widely, thanked me, and shook my hand. A moment I'll never forget. I'll remember Dwyane as the inspirational figure that introduced me to the magical world of NBA basketball.
— Hector Fabelo Jr. (@Haktuar) April 9, 2019
Just the way carries himself the way he cares about his community a father first. Dwyane is everything you would aspire to be. Just to be a tenth of dwyane then you are on the right track.
— John Chester (@jchester1701) April 9, 2019
For me, it's that his talents on the court matched everything he did off of it. I've never had the honor of meeting of the man, but he's everything I've come to want from our celebrities. Maybe if we were all a little more like Flash, the world wouldn't be so shitty.
— Nick Schilling (@NickSchilling3) April 9, 2019
My daughter is 3 and stayed up to watch the end of Heat/Warriors with me earlier this year. When 3 hit that insane buzzer beater she yelled at the top of her lungs before running around the house with me in pure joy. It was amazing.
— Sean Quinn (@SQuinn17) April 9, 2019