The Miami Heat guard is showing the sports world how to end a superstar career. No, Wade is not a superstar anymore. But for one night in Philadelphia Monday he was.
Wade scored 28 points and was the difference in a 113-103 Miami win to even the series with the 76ers. He dunked, he stole passes, he assisted on baskets and he nailed a deep jump shot over 6-10 Ben Simmons with 47 seconds left to seal the victory.
Wade has even done it with flare, engaging in a heated war of words with comedian Kevin Hart, a big 76ers fan. The exchange is reminiscent of Reggie Miller being fueled by the antics of Knicks fan Spike Jones.
Can Wade lead his team to a series win, the way Miller did for his Pacers in 1994?
We will see, starting with Game 3 Thursday in Miami. But at least for one night, the 36-year-old Wade recaptured his hall-of-fame skills.