‘His House Forever’: Miami Heat Surprises Dwyane Wade With BIG News!

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The Miami Heat surprised Dwyane Wade with some BIG news (8 feet tall to be exact!) on Sunday.

The 13-time All-Star who led the Heat to three NBA championships during his career not only has his jersey hanging from the rafters inside the arena, but soon will also have a statue standing tall outside the arena.

A Statue Of Dwyane Wade Will Stand Outside Of Kaseya Center Later This Year!

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During Sunday night's game, Wade, 41, was surprised with some exciting, big news!

After talking about hanging Wade's jersey from the rafters, former Heat head coach Pat Riley shared the news that Miami plans to put an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Wade in front of the stadium later this year.

"What else we gonna hang from the rafters? We hung a couple of championship banners, and Atlantic Coast Conference banners and then we hung a gold medal banner, and we retired your old butt, we hung it from the rafters, and the Hall of Fame we put up there today. So, what else we gonna hang from the rafters?" Riley said.

"Out there, next year, there will be a statue 8-feet tall. We wanted to make sure it was bigger than Shaquille O'Neal. It will be the first statue ever that will be on Biscayne Blvd, Dwyane. It is forever for the greatest player in the history of this game."

After hearing the news, Wade said, "I didn't dream of this. I'm very grateful."

The news was shared on Sunday during halftime of the Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets game while honoring Wade for his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year. While no specific date has been given for when fans can begin seeing Wade's statue standing tall outside of the arena, it will be sometime during the 2024-25 season before the end of 2024.

 

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The Heat shared the news on their Instagram page and many fans dropped into the comment section to leave positive remarks about Wade's career and soon-to-be statue.

"First jersey I ever had was a d wade jersey, definitely one of the reasons I got interested into basketball. Blessings to him and his family 🐐," one person wrote. Another added, "His house forever 🔥."

Another video shared by the Heat shows Wade heading off court, but just before he leaves, hitting a 3-pt shot with a crowd of people cheering him on.

 

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One fan wrote, "That’s his house," in the comment section of the clip. Another said, "It's like he never left."

Dwyane Wade Just Announced His New Podcast

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If Sunday's excitement wasn't enough, Wade just announced he's about to start a new venture and add another title to his resume.

"I've been blessed to have so many titles so far in my life. But now I'm adding podcast host with my new podcast called, 'The Why with Dwyane Wade,'" he said in his Instagram video.

"As I step into a new phase in my life after basketball, I find myself with new inspirations, new motivations and new whys. On this show, I will have intimate conversations with some of the biggest names in sports, fashion, music, entertainment."

 

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The caption of his video shares, "The first episode of my new podcast drops on my birthday on Wednesday!"

Plenty of fire emojis, hand-clapping emojis and positive remarks fill the comment section of his announcement video.

Wade's podcast can be found on iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcast, or "wherever you get your podcasts."