NBA: Miami renames street after Heat great Dwyane Wade

Field Level Media via Reuters

Posted at Feb 25 2020 11:42 AM

Miami Heat former player Dwyane Wade speaks during his jersey retirement celebration at American Airlines Arena. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Former Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade will have a street named after him.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced Monday that Northeast Seventh Street, which runs perpendicular to Biscayne Boulevard in front of AmericanAirlines Arena, will be christened Dwyane Wade Boulevard.

"#Miami has always been #WadeCounty but, today, it's official. After giving @DwyaneWade the Key to the City, we're now designating the street fronting Biscayne Blvd as Dwyane Wade Blvd. This solidifies D Wade not only as a @MiamiHEAT hero, but a @CityofMiami hero," the mayor tweeted.

He said in a video posted to Twitter that the Miami's city commissioners approved the resolution unanimously.

The Heat retired Wade's No. 3 jersey in a ceremony Saturday night during halftime of the team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He is the Heat's all-time leader in several categories, including points, assists, steals, games played and minutes played.

Wade averaged 22.0 points per game in his career, which spanned 1,054 games -- 948 of them in Miami and the others in brief stops with the Cavaliers and his hometown Chicago Bulls. A 13-time All-Star, he retired as a member of the Heat following the 2018-19 season.

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