Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

In Game 7 Thursday night, Wade set the tone early in the game scoring in double-figures in the first half. He finished the game 11-21 for 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist to go with two blocked shots.

Wade, the consummate teammate and captain for the Heat, spoke to ABC’s Doris Burke right after the final horn sounded in Game 7.

“It took everything we had as a team. Credit to the San Antonio Spurs, they have an unbelievable team, unbelievable franchise,” Wade said. “This is the hardest series we’ve ever had to play. we are a resilient team and we did whatever it took.”

Wade came through in multiple games of the NBA Finals despite looking like he was ready to break down due to injuries in almost every game.

But Wade knew what the Heat were on the cusp of in Game 7.

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