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Miami Heat to retire Dwyane Wade's No. 3 jersey during three-day celebration

Dwyane Wade helped raise three banners to the rafters at AmericanAirlines Arena; now, his jersey will be among them.

Less than a year after Wade took the floor for one final time, the Miami Heat have announced that they will retire his No. 3 jersey during a three-day ceremony from Feb. 21-23, 2020.

Wade becomes the fifth player in Miami Heat history to have his number retired, joining Chris Bosh, Tim Hardaway, Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning. In addition to the aforementioned four, Michael Jordan's No. 23 is also in the rafters as a tribute to his legendary career.

After he was taken fifth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade spent 16 seasons with the Heat, earning 13 All-Star selections, eight All-NBA selections and three All-Defensive Team selections.

He made 12 playoff appearances in a Heat uniform, winning NBA titles in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

After averaging of 34.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 steals over six games in the 2006 NBA Finals, Wade was named Finals MVP at just 24-years-old.

Wade retired as the franchise's all-time leader in a number of categories, including:

  • Points - 21,556
  • Assists - 5,310
  • Steals - 1,492
  • Games Played - 948

The three-day #L3GACY Celebration begins on Feb. 21 with an event titled "The Flashback", honouring his impact on the league, the franchise and the community. His No. 3 jersey will go to the rafters on Feb. 22 during halftime of the Heat's meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The celebration concludes on Feb. 23 when the Heat screen a feature-length documentary chronicling Wade's career and life off the court.

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