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Watching from a distance were Dwyane Wade, who was 13 at the time, and Jamal Crawford, 14. They were both at home—Wade in Chicago with his stepbrothers and Crawford with a friend in Los Angeles. "My brother was sitting in the kitchen with his small 12-inch TV watching all the coverage, [Jordan] pulling up in a Ferrari," said Wade, who's a good friend of the Hall of Famer and was an endorser of his company at one point. "It was just a cool moment. It's crazy that it was 20 years ago. I was my son, Zaire's, age now. "When he came back, it was just the excitement that we got the opportunity to witness him more. Being a kid in the community that I grew up in, it was big to have that confidence, to walk around with that kind of swagger. You don't understand the impact that the Bulls, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, those guys had on me as a young kid. They were the reason that I had a dream, a hope that I can be that one day." Bleacher Report

March 17, 2015 Updates

The Miami Heat star helped the group of foster teens (from the Florida Guardian ad Litem program) suit up for prom — literally. Wade teamed up with his stylist to fit the boys with Hublot watches and custom-tailored suits. For The Win

Dwyane Wade scored 32 points on 18 shots and the Miami Heat beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, 106-92. After the game, Wade got the customary postgame interview on the ESPN broadcast. Udonis Haslem took the opportunity to videobomb his forever teammate and even used bunny ears. With Chris Bosh out for the season, other Miami big men have been asked to do more, including videobomb. The Big Lead

March 16, 2015 Updates

But if Dragic is a fit, perhaps Miami does not need another star. “I think he fits with what we want to build and what we want to do in the future,” Wade said. “Personality-wise, I think he fits. I believe so, but that’s not my call. But I know the front office did a great job doing their homework before they made the move and they wouldn’t have made it if they didn’t think he was a long-term fit for us. I think we all like him.” Palm Beach Post

As good as that group sounds, Wade does not think Miami has quite enough to contend for an Eastern Conference title next season. “That five is pretty good, if everyone’s healthy, but you need a little bit more than that,” he said. “I feel that it gives us a better opportunity than we had coming into this season, then you continue to add certain pieces if you can. If we come back next season healthy and everybody’s going, we still need to add a few pieces. We could be pretty good.” Palm Beach Post

March 10, 2015 Updates

Is Wade disappointed? “Very,” he said. “We all are. As a Heat fan you are. In this locker room we are. Everybody. He’s gonna have to learn and he’s gonna learn the hard way. He’s doing it his own way. Hopefully he changes his mentality pretty quick. “Players gotta understand how important they are to an organization and continue to understand that moment when you finally got that call-up, how you felt. You would’ve done anything to get that, just to be here. Sometimes you start feeling yourself a little too much. A lot of us are guilty of that. You’ve gotta humble yourself. Hopefully Hassan gets it.” Palm Beach Post

March 9, 2015 Updates

Dragic, who wants to stay with the Heat longterm, already has forged a close bond with Wade: “When I played against him, I thought he was a scorer. I didn’t know he was such a great passer. It’s so easy to play with this kind of player. [And] Wade is such a nice person. He embraced me.” Dragic is learning Wade’s tendencies; when Dragic penetrated, he passed to Wade for a three-pointer recently and “I said, ‘Shoot it.’ He said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable. It’s not my game.’” Miami Herald

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Wade said he learned of Rose's injury late Tuesday from former Heat teammate LeBron James, who had just finished playing a game for the Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. "You just don't want to see players go through injuries, especially him, with what he's dealt with. I couldn't believe it when I got the call. Actually 'Bron called me and told me because I wasn't even watching it. You can't believe it," Wade said. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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"I haven't played with a point guard with his ability since I've been here, in the league," Wade said Friday in the wake of the Thursday three-team deal that delivered Dragic and his brother, guard Zoran Dragic, from the Phoenix Suns to the Heat in exchange for Norris Cole, Danny Granger, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton and two future first-round draft picks. This is going to be great for everyone, a guy who can penetrate, set guys up, but also a guy who can score the basketball, as well, someone who's very tough. You want a tough guy to play with. He is that. Needless to say, I was very happy about what we were able to do at the trade deadline." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 19, 2015 Updates

In a new ad set to debut during Friday’s Spurs-Warriors game, the NBA is honoring the Chinese New Year. The commercial features James Harden and Jeremy Lin visiting a fan’s house to honor the holiday, which begins this week. The commercial is colorful and entertaining but is also a bit strategic for the league — as they point out on their YouTube page, China has the largest international NBA fan base. Another video posted to the league’s YouTube page shows a variety of “bloopers” that happened in the filming of the ad, including Dwyane Wade and Steph Curry having a bit of trouble with their lines. For The Win

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