Dear Dwyane Wade,
Thank you for everything.
Thank you for introducing yourself to the world by leading Marquette to an unbelievable Final Four appearance in 2003.
Thank you for coming to the NBA when prospects like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony allowed Miami to scoop you up at the fifth overall pick.
Thank you for reminding the Heat organization what a winner looks like.
Thank you for never disappointing the thousands of fans who saw you play.
Thank you for showing us what hard work and determination looks like.
Thank you for helping us experience not one, not two, but three championships.
Thank you for transforming the city of Miami as well as the Heat Nation across the globe.
Thank you for the endless laughs and smiles.
Thank you for being you, every second, every day, every game, no matter where you were.
Thank you for coming home.
Thank you for providing joy and hope to anyone fortunate enough to witness your greatness.
Thank you for setting an example on not just how to be a great basketball player, but how to be a great person as well.
Thank you for positively impacting the lives of millions.
Thank you for the endless generosity and kindness.
Thank you for being the person that kids like me looked up to.
Thank you for being the first jersey that I will buy my own kids, whenever I have them.
Thank you for understanding that no matter how many times we say ‘Thank You’ we will never be able to truly express our full gratitude for you.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The world is a better place with you in it, and for that, we thank you.
Thank you, Dwyane Wade. For all the happiness you shared with us, you deserve twice that.
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