The last dance comes next week, with Dwyane Wade’s final regular-season appearance at AmericanAirlines Arena.
That makes Wednesday night’s home game against the Boston Celtics the next-to-last dance when it comes to opportunities to perhaps ever again see the 37-year-old icon playing between Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay.
Amid a playoff race that has made this “One Last Dance” retirement tour by Wade an open-ended proposition, possibly with at least two additional home playoff appearances, cheap nba jerseys from china
or possibly without any, every No. 3 moment continues to matter.
The formal regular-season home farewell will come before next Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the last of the two remaining home games on the regular-season schedule. Wednesday’s primary focus will be on retaining a hold on one of the final playoff positions in the Eastern Conference, with five games left on the regular-season schedule.
But make no mistake, the end is near, the last of the bellowing introductions of Michael Baiamonte of “DEE-WAAAAAY-n WAAAAAAY-de!”
“It’s been more than what I’ve wanted,” Wade said of his 16th and final NBA season. “I think from that standpoint as basketball player, you want to be able to go through this year and be healthy, first of all. So you want to perform well. You want to go out there and compete and help. For me, it’s help the next generation on the team and also to put us in the playoffs.
“Everything that has come with it has been a bonus, as well.”