Dwyane Wade Celebrates Carmelo Anthony’s Debut Game via Social Media - Heat Nation

Dwyane Wade Celebrates Carmelo Anthony’s Debut Game via Social Media

Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony Wendell Cruz / USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade made sure to celebrate new Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday night.

Anthony, 35, made his 2019-20 season debut with the Trail Blazers on Tuesday. The 10-time All-Star put up a solid 10 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes of action against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Wade and Anthony both are alumni from the 2003 NBA Draft. While both players have had tremendous success stories in the NBA, the tail ends of their careers have been very different.

The Heat guard was heavily adored and celebrated towards the end of his stint in Miami. In addition, Wade received love all over the league during his retirement tour.

As for Anthony, he has experienced a very different reality in the twilight of his career. The journeyman was ostracized from the Houston Rockets last season and had difficulty signing with another team in the aftermath.

Yet, Anthony finds himself with a job now and the support of multiple current and former players across the league, including the Heat icon.

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