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Every game-winning buzzer beater of Dwyane Wade's legendary career

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Dwyane Wade (NBA Getty Images)

Are you sure you want to retire, Dwyane Wade?

At 37, we are witnessing the end of Wade's legendary career, although it is clear that he still has enough in the tank to continue playing if he wanted to. But the reality is that the 2018-19 season will be his last. And night after night, he manages to make his departure even more memorable.

On Wednesday, Wade stunned the defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 3-pointer that appeared to have no chance of going in. Other NBA players couldn't believe what they had seen, with the likes of Isaiah Thomas and Chris Paul taking to Twitter afterwards to show their appreciation for the future Hall of Famer.

It's not the first time Wade has won a game at the buzzer. Let's take a look at them all, starting with his first game-winning buzzer beater almost 15 years ago.

Wade vs. Utah Jazz (2004)

With the game tied at 105 with 4.5 seconds remaining in overtime, a 22-year-old Wade received the ball at half court, took three dribbles and knocked down his signature pull-up to stun the Jazz at the buzzer.

The Heat won by a final score of 107-105 and Wade set what was then a career-high with 39 points to along with eight assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Wade vs. New York Knicks (2005)

Few things are better than making a mark at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

Wade has his moment on March 15, 2005, giving Miami the 98-96 win over the Knicks with a step back jumper at the buzzer.

Wade finished with 24 points, five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Wade vs. Utah Jazz (2007)

The Jazz fell victim to another game-winner from Wade three years later.

In the Heat's final game before Christmas that season, Wade hit an incredible shot to give the Heat a 104-102 win over the Jazz.

Wade put up 20 points and six assists in the win.

Wade vs. Chicago Bulls (2009)

This is impressive for a couple of reasons.

Not only did Wade come up with a crucial steal on his own side of the court with just under four seconds left on the clock, he drained a running 3-pointer in the second overtime of a game against his hometown Bulls that sent Miami into a frenzy.

Wade finished the game with 48 points, 12 assists, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks. He did absolutely everything.

Wade's other clutch shots

Wade has a number of other game-winners to his name, only most of them came with time remaining on the clock.

On two occasions, he did so with 0.1 seconds to spare. The first came against the New Jersey Nets on Nov. 14, 2009, followed by one against the Indiana Pacers on March 10, 2012.

Unfortunately for Charlotte, Wade got the better of it twice at the end of games.

In the first playoff game of his life back in 2004, Wade gave the Heat victory with a floater in the closing seconds. He made almost the exact same shot two years later - with the same time remaining on the clock - to win 101-99.

On Feb. 12, 2006, Wade helped the Heat defeat the Detroit Pistons 100-98 with, yet again, a midrange pull-up, leaving 2.3 seconds on the clock.

On Dec. 28, 2011, Wade took down the Charlotte Bobcats with 2.9 seconds left.

And two days later, on Dec. 30, 2011, Wade connected with LeBron James in a big way with an alley-oop on an out of bounds play with 4.6 seconds remaining. The Heat won 103-101.

Time will tell if Wade can add to this list once more between now and the end of the season.

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