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May 20, 2020

Dwyane Wade Says Michael Jordan Made Him What He Is Today in a Touching Post

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Dwyane Wade reiterated his gratitude for the impact Michael Jordan had on his game, life, and basketball career via an Instagram post. Countless athletes have named Michael Jordan as a primary role model. 

In fact, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade grew up in Chicago, watching Michael Jordan play the shooting guard position. He was also a witness on how MJ Airness delivered six championships to the city during the 1990s.

Not surprisingly, he idolized Jordan as a young hooper and strove to model parts of his game after MJ — even employing Jordan's famous personal trainer Tim Grover for years.

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Recently, Dwyane openly reiterated how important Jordan was to him becoming a 13-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion following the finale of ESPN's "The Last Dance" docu-series. 

The Miami Heat legend captioned the Instagram post that included him shaking hands with Michael Jordan,

"I've said it before, and I'll always say it. THANK YOU! If there were no Michael Jordan, there would be no me. #thelastdance."

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Jordan's iconic six-championship run with the Chicago Bulls provided commentary throughout "The Last Dance's" 10-episode run on ESPN from April 19 through May 17.

While it's no surprise that viewers are gaining a new understanding of Jordan and the Bulls, one may be surprised that his daughter is.

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It, however, makes sense because she was so young during her father's basketball days, but the idea of hitting up Google to find out information about her father was quite interesting.

The absence of games has allowed former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade ample time to reflect on his career as he tunes in to ESPN's "The Last Dance" every Sunday.

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The Miami Heat icon during an interview with Sun Sentinel shared both laughter and deep thought about the show, as he couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgia for his youthful years. He said,

" They're taking it back to when [Jordan] was drafted, came in '84, up until' 98. I was born in '82, right? So this is my entire childhood that we're watching every Sunday."

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In recent times, Dwyane Wade seems displeased at steps taken by the "Mamba Sports Academy," to honor late Kobe Bryant.

Even though Kobe's involvement in the Academy contributed a massive success to the creation of youngsters, the Academy CEO decided to remove the NBA legend's nickname "Mamba" from the name of the Academy.

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