Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison Shares Tweet That Shows Why Miami Is Wade County

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Dwayne Wade’s impact on South Florida has grown immeasurably since he was drafted by the Miami Heat back in June 2003.

Having played his final game last week, Wade’s willingness to thank the organization’s staff on Wednesday was hailed on social media by Associated Press writer Tim Reynolds and shared by Heat owner Micky Arison.

After first noting the visit, Reynolds then heaped praise on the Heat icon, who will inevitably end up in the Basketball Hall of Fame:

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Ever since Wade announced that he was retiring, he’s been recognized across the league for his many accomplishments. Along the way, he’s shown his appreciation for those efforts through social media posts and interactions with opposing fans.

As noted, Wade’s appearance was unexpected, but deeply appreciated. He cleaned out his locker for the final time and decided to close things out with the classy move toward people that have long worked behind the scenes for the team.

The fact that Wade undertook the move with no fanfare and with no expectation that his effort would go viral will only enhance his stellar image with fans of the Heat and elsewhere. While he’ll no longer thrill those fans with his exploits on the court, his willingness to acknowledge others will resonate for years to come.
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Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he's watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He'll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.