Dwyane Wade Rookie Anthology
Has appeared in 264 regular season games (258 starts) in his four-year NBA career…has averaged 23.8 points, 6.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.74 steals, 0.89 blocks and 37.6 minutes while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor, 24.9 percent from three-point range and 77.7 percent from the foul line…has missed a total of 60 games due to injury, three as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and one as a DNP-CD…has been crowned an NBA Finals MVP once…is a three-time All-Star…has earned All-NBA Second Team honors twice and All-NBA Third Team honors once…was named to the All-Defensive Second Team once…was a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection…has been selected the Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week seven times…owns the HEAT single-season records for points scored (2,040 in 2005-06), scoring average (27.4 ppg in 2006-07), field goals made (699 in 2005-06) and free throws made (629 in 2005-06) and attempted (803 in 2005-06)…also owns the HEAT record for most points in a road game (48 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14, 2005), most free throws made in a game (23 against Cleveland on Feb. 1, 2007) and most points in a quarter (24 in the 4th quarter vs. Cleveland on Feb. 1, 2007) and in an overtime period (12 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14., 2005)…ranks among the HEAT’s all-time leaders in free throws made (2nd-1,875) ,free throws attempted (3rd-2,412), assists (3rd-1,682), points (5th-6,282), field goals made (5th-2,172), field goal percentage (5th-.484), steals (6th-460), field goals attempted (6th-4,491), blocked shots (7th-236), double-figure scoring efforts (7th-249), free throw percentage (9th-.777), minutes played (9th-9,923), starts (10th-258), double-doubles (10th-48), offensive rebounds (12th-353), defensive rebounds (12th-960), total rebounds (12th-1,313) and games played (14th-264)…has scored in double figures 249 times in his career (245 as a starter), including 178 games with at least 20 points, 76 times with at least 30 points and eight 40-point efforts…has scored over 1,500 points and handed out over 500 assists in the same season twice in his career…his career long for most consecutive games scoring in double figures is a franchise-record 78 games and was accomplished from Apr. 14, 2005-Apr. 14, 2006…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is a HEAT record 20 straight from Jan. 7, 2007-Feb. 21, 2007…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 16 occasions…has handed out double-figure assists 35 times…has recorded 48 double-doubles and three triple-doubles…his improved his scoring average and free throw percentage each of his years in the league…has thrown home 390 dunks…his longest streak for consecutive games with a steal is 18 and was accomplished from Mar. 6, 2005-Apr. 14, 2005…has recorded 136 multi-steal games…has started each of the 54 postseason games for the HEAT in which he has appeared and has averaged 25.3 points, 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.76 steals and 40.8 minutes while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor, 30.0 percent from three-point range and 79.4 percent from the foul line…the 1,272 points he scored in postseason play in his first three playoff seasons are the most in NBA history by any player in his first three postseasons…owns the HEAT postseason single-game records for points scored, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted, assists, steals and minutes played…owns the HEAT postseason scoring records for a game (43), a second half (26), a first quarter (17), a third quarter (22) and a fourth quarter (20)…owns eight of the top nine single-series scoring averages in HEAT postseason history, including each of the top five…has topped the HEAT in scoring average in each of the last nine postseason series, averaging at least 21 points in each series…has scored in double figures 53 times in postseason play with 44 games of at least 20 points, 18 games of 30-or-more points and four 40-point performances…has scored in double figures in each of his past 51 postseason games, a franchise record…his 17 consecutive games with at least 20 points from June 6, 2005-May 31, 2006 and his four consecutive games with at least 30 points from June 13, 2006-present are both franchise postseason records…is Miami’s all-time postseason leader in points (1,366), field goals made (477), field goals attempted (995), free throws made (394), free throws attempted (496), assists (323), double-figure scoring games, 20-point games, 30-point games, 40-point games, steals (95), minutes played (2,202) and starts (54)…also ranks among the Miami postseason leaders in games played (tied for 2nd-54), blocked shots (3rd-48), dunks (3rd-66), double-doubles (tied for 3rd-12), defensive rebounds (4th-212), total rebounds (tied for 4th-286), offensive rebounds (5th-74), three-point field goals made (10th-18) and three-point field goals attempted (10th-60)…among active players he ranks seventh in the NBA in postseason scoring average and 10th in postseason free throws attempts…has led the HEAT in scoring in 39 of his 54 postseason contests, including the last 10 and 15 of the past 16…has grabbed double-figure rebounds three times in postseason play and handed out double-figure assists on eight occasions…has 12 postseason career double-doubles…has made three All-Star appearances, including two starts, and has averaged 14.7 points, 3.33 steals, 2.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.67 blocks and 26 minutes…hit the game-winning field goal in the 2006 All-Star Game.
Appeared in 51 games (50 starts) and averaged 27.4 points (.491 FG%, .807 FT%), 7.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.10 steals, 1.22 blocks and 37.9 minutes…missed a total of 30 games due to injury and one game (Apr. 18 at Orlando) as a healthy scratch on the inactive list…sat out a pair of games from Dec. 13-15 after having his wisdom teeth extracted…missed four games from Dec. 29-Jan. 5 with a sprained right wrist…sat out the Jan. 22 game against New York with a sprained left ankle…missed 23 games from Feb. 22-Apr. 6 after dislocating his left shoulder at Houston on Feb. 21…earned All-NBA Third Team honors, joining Tim Hardaway as the only players in HEAT history to earn All-NBA honors in three consecutive seasons…his three All-NBA honors also tied Hardaway for the most total appearances in HEAT history…became the first guard to earn All-NBA honors after missing at least 31 games in a season since Pete Maravich of the New Orleans Jazz earned Second Team honors during the 1977-78 season after missing 32 games…was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11)…was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year…led the HEAT in scoring average, points (1,397), field goals made (472) and attempted (962), free throws made (432) and attempted (535), assists (384) and steals (107)…was 13th in the NBA in free throws made, 16th in free throws attempted, 31st in field goal percentage, 41st in field goals made and 51st in field goals attempted…he did not qualify for most NBA statistical categories because he didn’t play enough games…set career highs in scoring average (franchise-record 27.4 ppg), free throw percentage and three-point field goals made (21) and attempted (79)…led the HEAT in scoring 43 times, in assists on 39 occasions, in steals 32 times, in minutes in 31 contests, in blocks 13 times and in rebounds twice…the 43 times he led the HEAT in scoring tied as the sixth highest single-season total in franchise history…scored in double figures a team-high 49 times, including 43 games with at least 20 points, 23 games of 30-or-more points and three 40-point performances…set a franchise record with 20 consecutive games of at least 20 points from Jan. 7-Feb. 21 and the franchise record for consecutive 25-point games with nine from Jan. 30-Feb. 21…handed out double-figure assists a team-leading 12 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times…posted 15 double-doubles…set a franchise record for points in a quarter when he dropped 24 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter against Cleveland on Feb. 1…set career highs in both free throws made (23) and attempted (24) in Miami’s Feb. 1 victory over Cleveland…his 24 consecutive free throws made from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 were the most by a HEAT player in 2006-07…also hit 20 consecutive free throws from Nov. 14-18…his 33-point, 15-assist performance against Orlando on Nov. 24 marked the only time in franchise history a HEAT player has had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same game…had a streak of 17 consecutive games with a steal from Jan. 13-Feb. 21…matched his career high by grabbing 11 rebounds at Philadelphia on Jan. 19…grabbed a career-high 11 defensive rebounds at Sacramento on Dec. 7…handed out a career-high 15 assists against Orlando on Nov. 24…matched his career high with four blocks against the Lakers on Christmas Day…converted a team-high 44 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT)…had a team-leading 52 double-figure scoring quarters, including 15 games where he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game…had 15 of Miami’s 16 individual 20-point halves…finished with 59 dunks…drew six charges…had 33 multi-steal games and 18 multi-block games…was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas and tallied 10 points, a game-high six steals and three assists in 24:22 minutes…won the Playstation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year…Season Highs: 41 points (twice), 15 assists (vs. Orlando, Nov. 24), 11 rebounds (twice), six steals (at Utah, Jan. 13), four blocks (twice) and 48:52 minutes (at Philadelphia).
Started each of the 75 games in which he appeared and averaged 27.2 points (.495 FG%, .783 FT%), 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.95 steals, 0.77 blocks and 38.6 minutes…missed five games due to injury and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list for the final two games of the regular season…missed one game with a left shin contusion (Jan. 6), one game with a sprained left ankle (Jan. 27), two games with a sprained right wrist (Mar. 4-6) and one game with the flu (Apr. 11)…earned All-NBA Second Team honors for the second consecutive year…was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February and was a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 1 and Dec. 4)…was named a starter in the All-Star Game for the first time in his career…finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a game-high 30:39 and hit the game-winning shot…won the Playstation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend…set career highs in field goals made (699) and attempted (1,413), free throws made (629) and attempted (803), defensive (323) and total rebounds (430), dunks (154), 20-point games (60), 30-point games (34) and 40-point games (four)…set franchise single-season records in field goals made, free throws made and attempted and triple-doubles…ranked among the NBA leaders in scoring average (5th), steals (6th), assists per game (tied-10th), minutes per game (tied-19th) and field goal percentage (tied-27th)…led the HEAT in minutes played (2,892), field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists (503), steals (146), points and scoring average…scored in double figures in each of his first 74 games and with his final four games the previous season established a franchise record for consecutive games scoring in double figures with 78…he had his streak snapped after scoring eight points in 19:58 against Chicago on Apr. 14 in the game after Miami clinched the number two seed in the 2006 Eastern Conference Playoffs…handed out double-figure assists 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions…recorded 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles…became the first HEAT player to record back-to-back 40-point games (Mar. 8-10)…scored the final 17 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds remaining against Detroit on Feb. 12 to finish with 37 points…his 17 consecutive points to end the game are a HEAT franchise record for consecutive points…led the HEAT in scoring 58 times, in assists 51 times, in minutes on 46 occasions, in steals in 44 contests, in rebounds 11 times and in blocks on 10 occasions…topped the team with 74 double-digit scoring quarters, including a 21-point fourth quarter at Cleveland on Apr. 1, which tied the franchise record for points in a quarter…tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on Jan. 4 for his second career triple-double and 15 points, a season-high 14 assists and 10 rebounds at Seattle on Jan. 13 for his third career triple-double…converted a team-high 56 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT)…Season Highs: 44 points (at Cleveland, Apr. 1), 14 assists (at Seattle, Jan. 13), 11 rebounds (twice), six steals (at Portland, Jan. 8), four blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Jan. 30) and 47:02 minutes (vs. Washington, Dec. 11).
Started each of the 77 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 24.1 points (.478 FG%, .762 FT%), 6.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.57 steals, 1.06 blocks and 38.6 minutes…missed a total of four games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once (Apr. 19 at Orlando for the regular season finale)…sat out a pair of games from Nov. 12-14 with a sprained left ankle which occurred against Dallas on Nov. 11…missed a pair of games from Jan. 12-14 with back spasms and a rib contusion…earned All-NBA Second Team honors and NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors…selected NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 8…set franchise single-season records for points scored (1,854), scoring average and free throws made (581) which he subsequently broke the following season…ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring average, tied for ninth in assists, tied for ninth in points per 48 minutes (29.9), tied for 12th in minutes per game, 13th in steals per game, tied for 31st in field goal percentage and 36th in blocks per game…ranked first in the NBA in blocks among guards…increased his scoring average by 7.9 points per game over his rookie year, the largest increase in the NBA by a player who averaged at least 10 points the previous season (LeBron James was second with an increase of 6.3 points)…joined Allen Iverson and LeBron James as the only players to rank in the top 10 in the NBA this season in both points and assists, since 1979 only 10 players managed to rank in the top 10 in both categories in the same season…led the HEAT in minutes played (2,974), field goals attempted (1,318), free throws made, assists (520), steals and scoring average…ranked second on the squad in field goals made (630), free throw attempts (762), dunks (113) and blocks (82)…was the HEAT’s top scorer a team-leading 43 times and also led the team in assists a team-high 55 times, in minutes on 45 occasions, in steals 39 times, in blocks in 21 contests and in rebounds four times…scored in double figures a team-high 75 times, including a team-high 56 games with at least 20 points, a team-high 16 games with at least 30 points and one 40-point effort…scored in double figures a career-high 51 consecutive games from Dec. 15-Apr. 8…his streak of 12 consecutive 20-point games from Dec. 15-Jan. 7 tied Alonzo Mourning’s franchise record…handed out double-figure assists a team-high 13 times, grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and recorded 16 double-doubles…recorded a triple-double, only the fifth in franchise history, with 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the defending NBA champion Pistons in Detroit on Dec. 30…registered a 20-10-5 game on five occasions…had a team-high 13 20-point halves and a team-best 54 double-figure scoring quarters…on 11 occasions he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game, including three games with three multiple scoring quarters…three times he scored double figures in a single-overtime period, no other player in the NBA had more than one double-figure scoring overtime period in 2004-05…his 12-point overtime period at Philadelphia on Apr. 14 set a franchise record for most points in a single-overtime period and tied him for most total overtime points in a game…scored a career-high 48 points at Philadelphia on Apr. 14, the 48-point effort was the third highest single-game total in franchise history and marked the top scoring effort by a HEAT player in a road game while also setting a record for a 76ers opponent in the Wachovia Center…also set career highs in field goals made (18), field goals attempted (33) and minutes in that Apr. 14 contest and tied his career highs in defensive rebounds (eight) and total rebounds (10)…his 48 points, 18 field goals made and 33 field goal attempts were HEAT individual highs in 2004-05 as were his 18 free throws made against the 76ers on Mar. 7, his five outings with 12 assists and his two games with five steals…established career highs in both free throws made (18) and attempted (23) against Philadelphia on Mar. 7…his 18 free throws made against the 76ers on Mar. 7 also set a franchise single-game record…hit a pair of game-winning buzzer-beaters…his shot at the buzzer on Mar. 15 gave the HEAT a 98-96 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden and clinched Miami’s first-ever Southeast Division championship, giving the HEAT a first-ever sweep of the Knicks in the Garden in the process…hit a pair of free throws with one second left against Utah on Nov. 19 to force overtime then hit the game-winning shot with one-tenth of a second left in overtime to give the HEAT a two-point win over the Jazz…hit his 1,000th career field goal against Charlotte on Apr. 19…made a season-high 14 consecutive free throws from Nov. 19-21…drew 14 charges and had 34 multi-steal games…recorded at least one steal in a career-high 18 games from Mar. 6-Apr. 14, the streak was the longest by a HEAT player in 2004-05 and ranked second on the team’s all-time list…also had a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one steal from Dec. 8-Jan. 5, tied for the fourth longest in franchise history…was selected as a reserve for his first All-Star Game and had 14 points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 23 minutes in Denver…started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver and finished with 12 points, a game-high nine assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes…Season Highs: 48 points (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14), 12 assists (three times), 10 rebounds (four times), five steals (twice), four blocks (twice) and 49 minutes (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14).
Started 56 of the 61 games in which he appeared and averaged 16.2 points (.465 FG%, .747 FT%), 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, a team-leading 1.41 steals, 0.56 blocks and 34.9 minutes…missed a total of 21 games due to injury…missed 13 games from Jan. 2-26 while on the injured list with bone contusions of his right wrist, which was initially injured in a fall at Washington on Dec. 26…sat out the Dec. 27 game at New York after injuring the wrist the night before…missed a pair of games on Nov. 3-4 with a right hip pointer, a pair of games from Feb. 4-7 with a left mid foot sprain and three games from Mar. 2-6 due to a right mid foot bone contusion…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors and the 21st in NBA history…was the first rookie to capture league Player of the Week honors since Steve Francis in January of 2000 and the first Eastern Conference rookie since Vince Carter in March of 1999…finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting and was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection…set a HEAT rookie record for scoring average and tied Sherman Douglas’ franchise record for most 30-point games in a season by a Miami rookie with three…ranked 37th in the NBA in field goal percentage…was among the NBA’s rookie leaders in field goal percentage (2nd), steals per game (2nd), scoring average (3rd), assists per game (4th), minutes per game (4th), blocks per game (7th) and rebounds per game (11th)…topped Miami in dunks with 64…ranked third on the HEAT in scoring average, points (991), assists (275), steals (86), free throws made (233) and free throws attempted (312)…set a HEAT rookie single-game record with 15 field goals made against Atlanta on Feb. 15 and matched the AmericanAirlines Arena single-game record…scored in double figures 51 times with 19 games of at least 20 points and three 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and registered one double-double…recorded his first career double-double with 27 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Orlando on Feb. 11…led the HEAT in scoring 21 times, in assists 22 times, in steals on 21 occasions, in blocks 18 times, in minutes in 15 contests and in rebounds once…his season-high 33-point effort against Golden State on Dec. 21 matched the HEAT single-game scoring high this season…his career-high six steals against New Orleans on Mar. 16 tied the AmericanAirlines Arena single-game record…on Oct. 28 at Philadelphia he became the youngest player to ever start on Opening Night for the HEAT (21 years old)…started for the Rookies in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and finished with 22 points, four assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes while connecting on 11-16 from the floor…made a season-high 18 consecutive free throws from Mar. 9-20…had 21 multi-steal games…Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Golden State, Dec. 21), 10 rebounds (at Orlando, Feb. 11), eight assists (five times), six steals (vs. New Orleans, Mar. 16), two blocks (six times) and 44 minutes (twice).
2007: Started all four games for the HEAT against the Chicago Bulls and averaged 23.5 points (.429 FG%, .688 FT%), 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.25 steals, 0.50 blocks and 40.5 minutes…led the HEAT in points (94), field goals made (36) and attempted (84), free throws made (22) and attempted (32), assists (25) and minutes played (162)…also ranked second on the HEAT in offensive rebounds (7) and tied for second in steals (5)…scored in double figures in each of Miami’s four games extending his franchise record to 51 consecutive double-figure scoring efforts in postseason play…had at least 20 points in each of the four contests and extended his current postseason streak of consecutive 20-point games to 10, the second longest streak in franchise history…led the team in scoring in all four games and extended his franchise record to 10 consecutive postseason games in which he has led the HEAT in scoring…finished the 2007 postseason with 1,366 career points in postseason play, ranking as the third highest total by an NBA player in his first four postseason appearances behind only George McGinnis (1,658) and Elgin Baylor (1,591)…in addition to leading the HEAT in scoring all four contests, he also topped the club in minutes and assists in all four games and in steals and blocks once each…handed out double-figure assists once and recorded one double-double…grabbed a postseason career-high five offensive rebounds in Game 3 against the Bulls on Apr. 27…2006: Started all 23 games for the NBA champion HEAT and averaged 28.4 points (.497 FG%, .808 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.22 steals, 1.13 blocks and 41.7 minutes…was named the NBA Finals MVP…became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to capture NBA Finals MVP honors…led the HEAT in minutes played (959), points scored (654), field goals made (219) and attempted (441), free throws made (202) and attempted (250), assists (132) and steals (51)…ranked among the NBA postseason leaders in steals (2nd ), scoring average (4th), assists per game (9th), minutes per game (11th), blocks per game (17th), steals-to-turnover ratio (17th, 0.57), field goal percentage (tied for 17th), free throw percentage (tied for 34th) and rebounds (36th)…his 28.4 scoring average throughout the playoffs set a HEAT record for a single postseason…led the HEAT in scoring average in all four series…topped the HEAT in scoring and assists a team-high 18 times each, in minutes on 16 occasions, in steals 15 times, in blocks in 10 contests and in rebounds twice…scored in double figures in all 23 games…scored at least 20 points in 22 of the 23 contests, including 11 games with at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point performances…handed out double-figure assists four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice…recorded six double-doubles…averaged 24.7 points (.440 FG%, .896 FT%), 7.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.00 steals and 41.0 minutes in Miami’s six-game Opening Round series against Chicago…his 89.6 percent accuracy from the free throw line in the Opening Round series against the Bulls is his highest in a postseason series…averaged 27.6 points (.489 FG%, .792 FT%), 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.40 steals and 42.0 minutes in Miami’s five-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series versus New Jersey…connected on a postseason career-high three three-point field goals in Game 2 against New Jersey on May 10…averaged 26.7 points (.617 FG%, .808 FT%), 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.83 steals and 40.5 minutes in the HEAT’s six-game Eastern Conference Finals series against Detroit…his 61.7 percent field goal accuracy in the Conference Finals against Detroit marks his highest field goal percentage in a postseason series…became Miami’s all-time postseason scoring leader in Game 2 at Detroit on May 25…topped the 1,000-point plateau in postseason scoring in Game 4 against Detroit on May 29…averaged 34.7 points (.468 FG%, .773 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.67 steals and 43.5 minutes in the six-game NBA Finals series against Dallas…led the HEAT in scoring in all six Finals games, scoring at least 35 points in each of the last four games (all HEAT wins)…his 34.7 points per game scoring average against the Mavericks marks the highest single-series scoring average in HEAT postseason history…recorded postseason career highs and franchise postseason records for points (43), free throws made (21), free throws attempted (25) and minutes (50:06) in Game 5 against Dallas on June 18 and matched his postseason high in field goal attempts with 28…his 21 free throws made in Game 5 set an NBA Finals record…scored the final 11 points in regulation in Game 5 and his eight-foot bank shot with 2.8 seconds remaining forced overtime and then he won the game by hitting a pair of free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to give the HEAT a one-point win…had 36 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a postseason career-high three blocks in the decisive Game 6 victory on June 20, the double-double was his second of the Finals…recorded postseason career highs in both defensive rebounds (11) and total rebounds (13) in Game 3 on June 13 and also stole a Dirk Nowitzki inbounds pass with three-tenths of a second remaining to secure the HEAT’s two-point victory, Miami’s first-ever NBA Finals win…grabbed four offensive rebounds in Game 2 at Dallas on June 11 to tie his postseason career high…his 16 steals in the Finals against the Mavs tied the NBA Finals record for steals in a six-game series held by Julius Erving (1977), Magic Johnson (1980) and Larry Bird (1986)…2005: Started each of the 14 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 27.4 points (.484 FG%, .799 FT%), 6.6 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.57 steals, 1.14 blocks and 40.8 minutes…missed one game (June 4 vs. Detroit) due to injury with a strained right rib muscle which occurred in the third quarter of Game 5 (June 2)…led the HEAT in scoring average, points (384), field goals made (136) and attempted (281), free throws made (111) and attempted (139), assists (93), steals (22), double-figure scoring efforts (14), 20-point games (11), 30-point games (seven) and 40-point games (two)…ranked among the NBA postseason leaders in scoring average (4th), assist average (5th), minutes per game (10th), steals per game (13th), field goal percentage (22nd), blocks per game (23rd) and free throw percentage (27th)…in the Opening Round sweep of New Jersey he averaged 26.3 points (.500 FG%, .833 FT%), 8.8 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 1.75 steals, 1.00 blocks and 42.5 minutes…in the Eastern Conference Semifinal sweep of Washington he averaged 31.0 points (.537 FG%, .750 FT%), 8.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks, 1.25 steals and 41.3 minutes…in his six games against Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals he averaged 25.8 points (.440 FG%, .818 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.67 steals, 1.00 blocks and 39.3 minutes…his 31.0 scoring average against Washington is the second best in a series in franchise history…topped the HEAT in scoring and minutes played nine times each, in assists on 10 occasions, in blocks and steals six times apiece and in rebounds once…led the team in scoring in five straight games from Apr. 30-May 14…scored in double figures in each of his 14 games, including 11 games of 20-or-more points, seven games of at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point performances…set franchise postseason records for points in a second half (26) and points in a quarter (22 in the 3rd) in Game 3 at Washington on May 14…scored a game-high 40 points and established Miami postseason records for field goals made (15), field goals attempted (28) and points in a fourth quarter (20) in Game 2 against Detroit on May 25…handed out a HEAT postseason record 15 assists in Game 2 against Washington on May 10…2004: Started all 13 postseason games for the HEAT and averaged 18.0 points (.455 FG%, .787 FT%), 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.31 blocks and 39.2 minutes…topped the HEAT in scoring average, field goal percentage, points (234), field goals made (86), field goals attempted (189), free throws made (59), free throws attempted (75), assists (73), double-figure scoring efforts (12), 20-point games (seven), double-figure assist efforts (two) and dunks (11)…became the only rookie in HEAT history to lead the team in scoring average in the postseason…his seven games with at least 20 points were the most by a rookie in the NBA Playoffs since David Robinson had nine in 1990…his four 20-point games in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Indiana were the most by a rookie in a single playoff series since Portland’s Arvydas Sabonis had four in a series in 1996…became just the fourth rookie since the shot clock era began in 1954-55 to lead his team in scoring average and assist average in the playoffs joining Stephon Marbury (21.3 ppg and 7.7 apg in 1997), Michael Jordan (29.3 ppg and 8.5 apg in 1985) and Billy Ray Bates (25.0 ppg and 4.0 apg in 1980)…his 18.0 ppg average was the second highest by a rookie (with a minimum of 10 games) since 1984 trailing only Robinson’s 24.3 ppg average in 1990…his team-high 27-point effort at New Orleans on May 2 in Game 6 of the Opening Round series set a HEAT rookie single-game scoring record and was the highest single-game scoring performance by a HEAT player in the 2004 postseason…hit a game-winning 10-foot running jumper with 1.3 seconds left in Game 1 of the Opening Round series against New Orleans snapping a 79-79 tie and nailed a three-point field goal in Game 5 of the same series that snapped a 80-80 tie with 54.4 seconds left and put Miami ahead to stay…scored 21 points in his postseason debut against New Orleans on Apr. 18, marking the highest scoring debut by a HEAT rookie in the postseason…the 21-point effort marks the fourth highest HEAT postseason debut trailing only Tim Hardaway (30 vs. Chicago on Apr. 26, 1996), Damon Jones (30 vs. New Jersey on Apr. 24, 2005) and Voshon Lenard (24 vs. Orlando on Apr. 24, 1997)…topped the HEAT in scoring in seven of the 13 contests, including five of the six Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Indiana…led the HEAT in assists in 12 of the 13 games and topped Miami in minutes and steals three times each and blocks once…recorded a pair of double-doubles…became the 12th player (second rookie) in HEAT history to record a postseason double-double when he tallied 11 points and a game-high 10 assists on Apr. 27 at New Orleans in Game 4 of the Opening Round series…also recorded a double-double against Indiana with 16 points and a game-high 10 assists in Game 5 on May 15…averaged 15.4 points (.424 FG%, .778 FT%), a team-high 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.29 steals and 38.1 minutes in the Opening Round series against New Orleans and a team-high 21.0 points (team-high .489 FG%, .792 FT%), a team-high 5.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.33 steals and a team-high 40.5 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana.
2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team…appeared in all eight games during the Olympics and averaged 7.3 points (.382 FG%, .696 FT%), 2.4 assists, a team-high 2.13 steals, 1.9 rebounds and 17.5 minutes…had a team-high 17 steals and ranked third in assists (19)…scored in double figures twice, including an Olympic-high 12 in the USA’s 89-79 win over Australia on Aug. 19…totaled 10 points and three steals in his Olympic opener against Puerto Rico on Aug. 15…had nine points and a game-high six assists in the USA’s bronze-medal winning victory over Lithuania on Aug. 28.
2007-08: Received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for August of 2007…2006-07: Earned All-NBA Third Team honors…was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…won the Playstation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive year…was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on three occasions (weeks ending Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11)…was named the 2006 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, marking just the fifth time an NBA player was selected to receive the award joining Bill Russell (1968), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985), Michael Jordan (1991) and Tim Duncan & David Robinson (2003)…2005-06: Was selected MVP of the 2006 NBA Finals…received All-NBA Second Team honors…was named a starter for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston…won the Playstation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend…was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February…was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks ending Dec. 4 and Jan. 1)…2004-05: Was named All-NBA Second Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team…was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver…started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December…was selected the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 8…2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team which represented the country in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…was a recipient of the NBA’s Community Assist Award for August of 2004 with his USA Basketball Olympic teammates…was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection, Miami’s first unanimous selection…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors…started for the first-year players in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
Played collegiately for two seasons at Marquette before becoming an early entry candidate after his junior year…is the fourth Marquette player to be selected in the first-round of the NBA Draft joining Dean Meminger (1971 by New York), Bo Ellis (1977 by Washington) and Butch Lee (1978 by Atlanta)…was the highest draftee (fifth overall) in school history (Lee at 10th overall had been MU’s highest draftee)…started all 65 games in his collegiate career in which he appeared and averaged 19.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.31 steals while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the foul line…finished his career ranked 20th on Marquette’s all-time scoring list with 1,281 points and ranked ninth on both the school’s all-time steals list (150) and all-time blocks list (79)…became the first Marquette player since 1978 to be named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press…earned a spot on the Wooden Award All-America team and was one of five finalists for the Wooden Award after helping lead the Golden Eagles to the 2003 Final Four, the school’s first appearance since 1977…in addition to garnering consensus First Team All-America honors, he was named the Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All Conference USA during the 2002-03 season…as a junior in 2002-03 he led Conference USA and ranked 22nd nationally in scoring (21.5 ppg) and set a Marquette single-season scoring record with 710 points…ranked second in the league in steals (2.15 spg), eighth in assists (4.4 apg), 10th in field goal percentage (.501) and 11th in free throw percentage (.779)…also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 1.30 blocks and 32.1 minutes while leading the Golden Eagles to a 27-6 record…capped an outstanding junior year by being named the MVP of the Midwest Regional Final compiling 51 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds in victories over Pittsburgh and Kentucky…in the victory over Kentucky, which vaulted the Golden Eagles into the Final Four and ended the Wildcats’ 26-game winning streak, he registered Marquette’s first triple-double since 1994 when he totaled 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 83-69 victory…his triple-double versus Kentucky was just the ninth in NCAA Tournament history…on 21 occasions during the 2002-03 season he scored 20-or-more points, including a 35-point effort at Tulane on Jan. 14 which tied his career high…at the team’s postseason banquet, he received the Most Valuable Player Award, the Hank Raymond Sportsmanship Award, the Bart Miller Standard of Excellence Award (combines the qualities of the ultimate team player – selflessness, hard work and loyalty, with those excellence in the classroom) and
the Deflection King Award…as a sophomore during the 2001-02 campaign, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the Associated Press and First Team All Conference USA honors…led the Golden Eagles in scoring (17.8 ppg, 8th in C-USA), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and steals (2.47 spg, 1st in C-USA)…on nine occasions he scored 20-or-more points, including a career-high 35 against conference rival DePaul…sat out the 2000-01 season as an NCAA partial qualifier.
Full name is Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr…nicknames include “D. Wade” and “Flash”…was dubbed “Flash” by teammate Shaquille O’Neal…he and his wife, Siohvaughn, have a pair of sons, Zaire and Zion…has an official website – www.dwyanewade.com...lists his sister, Tragil Wade, as the person he is most thankful for because she helped raise him growing up…was a broadcasting major at Marquette…entered Marquette as an NCAA partial qualifier in 2000 after graduating from Richards High School in Oak Lawn, IL, but registered a 3.0 GPA as a second semester sophomore…had his number (3) retired by Marquette on Feb. 3, 2007…says his dream is to “leave the world a better place than I found it”…to that mission the Wade’s World Foundation has a goal of providing support to various education, health and family service programs, in particular those that benefit underserved communities…shared USA Weekend Magazine’s 15th Annual Most Caring Athlete Award in October of 2007 with Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash…has twice been honored with the NBA’s Community Assist Award (August of 2004 and August of 2007)…in August 2007 he hosted “A Week of Wade’s World in South Florida”, a week-long series of events that touched hundreds of South Florida kids…the week-long event included a basketball camp, fulfilling the dreams of Make-A-Wish children, a reading event and a school supplies shopping spree for local children…has partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation on several occasions to brighten the lives of deserving children…provides 10 tickets to each home game to various kid-focused organizations in the community…hosts an annual Christmas party for over 250 youth in the Dade and Broward area…hosts a three-day free camp for over 600 kids in his hometown of Robbins, IL…while sidelined with a shoulder injury in April of 2007 made a surprise appearance at Miami Children’s Hospital to watch the Miami-Detroit game with 75 children staying at the hospital…received the Father of the Year Award in June 2007 from the Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Council. Inc…in June of 2006 he chartered two buses to take 100 children from Miami for “Wade’s World at Disney” where the kids enjoyed a day at the park for free and attended the parade honoring Dwyane and Udonis Haslem celebrating the HEAT’s 2006 NBA championship…was named to The Sporting News NBA Good Guys list in July of 2004…was selected by Esquire as the 14th Best Dressed Man in the World in 2007 (first among NBA players) and the 13th Best Dressed Man in the World in 2006…was named to People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People list in the May 9, 2005 issue…was selected one of the 25 most fit men by Men’s Fitness magazine in their June/July 2005 issue…was a presenter at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards held at the AmericanAirlines Arena…received the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards in July 2005…named to ESPN the Magazine’s Top 25 Athletes and was featured on the cover of the issue in September 2005…also appeared on the cover of Dime, Movers and SLAM magazines in 2005 and graced the cover of GQ Magazine for the November 2006 issue and the Sports Illustrated 2006 NBA Preview issue…starred in his first Converse sneaker commercial in the spring of 2005 and signed a long-term deal in September of 2005 to be its lead endorser and the face of the brand…his first signature shoe launched on Nov. 3, 2005, the day of Miami’s 2005-06 home opener…launched his second Converse signature sneaker – the WADE 1.3 at the start of the 2006-07 season and launched the WADE 2.0 in Las Vegas during All-Star Weekend…also unveiled the WADE apparel and lifestyle line in the spring of 2007…his WADE3 sneaker will launch in the fall of 2007…modeled the Sean John clothing line in the summer of 2005 and was the feature in their “Icon” campaign…also has endorsement deals with T-Mobile, Gatorade, Lincoln, Staples, McDavid Hex Pad and Topps…has starred in popular and memorable commercials for T-Mobile alongside Charles Barkley…partnered with T-Mobile to renovate his high school gymnasium (Robbins HS) where he first honed his basketball skills…the re-named “D-Wade Court” included a new scoreboard, sound system and projection screen along with refurbished bleachers and basketball court…partnered with Staples in the summer of 2007 to launch the Staples Dream Park Challenge with D-Wade, a park improvement initiative open to 14 parks in South Florida…the on-line voting program garnered over 200,000 votes while galvanizing the community to take an active role in improving their neighborhood, this year’s winner, Broward County’s City Hall Park, received $25,000 for park improvements while the other participants received $2,500 each...was the highest paid player in 2005 for the Topps trading card company…was selected the cover athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 06 video game…was a tri-captain for the bronze medal winning U.S. Senior National Team that competed in the 2006 World Championships in Japan…wore number 6 for the USA Basketball Senior National Team during the 2004 Olympics…in his free time he enjoys relaxing with friends and family…also enjoys football and lists the Chicago Bears and the University of Miami as his favorite teams…enjoys buying and collecting shoes…likes to listen to rap and rhythm and blues and lists 50 Cent, Jay Z and R. Kelly among his favorite musical artists…lists Love and Basketball, Remember the Titans and Boomerang among his favorite movies…lists chicken and mashed potatoes as his favorite foods…says Italy is the favorite place he has visited and picked Africa as the place he would love to visit in the near future…played on a traveling all-star team in Italy in the summer of 2001 for Bill Van Gundy, the father of current Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy…wears a size 15 shoe.