Dwyane Wade is retiring this season. He will go down as one of the best shooting guards ever. He is also one of the best players to not win mvp. D-wade won finals mvp in his third season leading a good Heat team with Shaq over Dirk and the Mavericks. He won two more finals with Lebron and Bosh during the early 2010s. Unfortunately injuries to his knees mainly slowed him down later in his career and is part of the reason he is retiring this season. He has done multiple jersey swaps with players this year including Donovan Mitchell and is looked up to by many young players.
Wade with former teammate Jason Williams.
Video: Dwyane Wade Swaps Jerseys With Former Heat Guard Jason Williams
In 2013 the Nets completed the worst trade ever with the Celtics. The trade included Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph and three unprotected first-round draft picks. The draft picks turned into Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and the third was part of the trade to get Kyrie Irving form the Cavaliers. While the Nets made the playoffs short term, the trade destroyed any hope of drafting any good young players. The Celtics turned into title contenders while the Nets became part of the bottom of the NBA with no draft picks to build for the future. While at the time the trade may have made some sense to the Nets who wanted a title push, even at the time the trade was being questioned. The Celtics went through a small rebuild period, but with three top picks they are not one of the better teams. The Nets got worse and worse and couldn’t draft and players in the lottery as they didn’t have any picks.
The first round of all star voting was submitted and some of the results are surprising. The leading vote getters are Lebron James for the west with 1,083,363 votes and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the east with 991,561 votes. Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic and Derrick Rose of the timberwolves are the two biggest surprises on the list. I would not be upset if Rose got in as he has been through a lot and is playing well. I personally think that someone like Tobias harris or Mike Conley should be an all star over Doncic.