The 5 Best Records Heat GOAT Dwyane Wade Owns

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On June 20th, 2006, Dwyane Wade won his first Championship and only Finals MVP with the Miami Heat 16 years ago, making it a great time to look at the best records and historic achievements “D-Wade” has to his name.

Dwyane Wade was selected fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft as part of an all-time draft that included LeBron James (#1), Carmelo Anthony (#3), and Chris Bosh (#4). Wade, otherwise known as “Flash,” became an instant fan favorite for the Miami franchise making the 2003-04 All-Rookie Team. The Heat legend had many spectacular moments in his career and will be known as one of the most valued, respected, and appreciated guards in the history of the NBA. 

Before his time in Miami, the Illinois native was a three-year player at Marquette. Wade started to earn some media attention after his sophomore season but did not declare for the NBA draft until after his junior season, in which he led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four. Wade was an NBA franchise’s dream because he was a fantastic athlete on both sides of the ball and was a lethal scorer, which led to a smooth transition to the pros and the start of his professional career that is now widely considered the greatest ever in South Beach. 

Before Wade’s second season, the Heat acquired Shaquille O’Neal from the Lakers, and the team advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. In 2006, Wade led the Heat’s 2-0 series comeback against the Mavs in the Finals and took home the Finals MVP trophy after a dominant performance at age-24. After the Big 3 was formed in 2010, Wade won two more NBA Finals trophies alongside King James and Bosh. Wade has been the face of the Miami franchise and cemented his status as the Heat GOAT with many records that indicate why.

Here are some of the greatest records to know about Dwyane Wade:

Dwyane Wade Miami Heat records
Via Basketball Reference

#3 Instantly carved out his path to stardom, and exceeded high expectations

D-Wade’s HOF resume:

  • 13x All-Star
  • 8x All-NBA
  • 3x All-Defense
  • 3x NBA Champ, 2006 Finals MVP
  • 2010 All-Star Game MVP
  • 2009 Scoring Champ
  • 2008 Olympics Gold Medal
  • 75th Anniversary Team
  • #3 retired by Heat
  • Most BLK (885) by 6’4 or under

Night in and night out D-Wade was a world class performer who could not be stopped

NBA records:

  • Career BLK (885) by a player 6’5″ or under
  • Rookie Playoff games (5) with 20+ PTS & 5+ AST
  • Consecutive Finals Wins (4) with 35+ PTS
  • T-most games (8) of 20+ PTS/2+ STL/55+ FG% in 1 Postseason

The Marquette alum stepped up to the spotlight and repaid Miami for drafting him 5th overall

Dwyane Wade’s Heat records:

  • Career PTS (21,556)
  • Career AST (5,310)
  • Career STL (1,492)
  • Career FGM (7,842)
  • Career FTM (5,391)
  • Career Games (948)
  • Top 3 season PPG (30.2/27.4/27.2)
  • Season PTS (2,386)
  • Season FGM (854)
  • Season FTM (629)
  • Season STL (173)
  • Season SPG (2.2)
  • Seasons (10) with 20+ PPG
  • Games with 10+/20+/30+/40+/50+ PTS

Wade was known to be one of the most clutch players in NBA history by elevating his game when it mattered most

Heat Playoff records:

  • Career PTS (3,864)
  • Career AST (846)
  • Career STL (268)
  • Career FGM (1,418)
  • Career FTM (931)
  • Career Games (171)
  • Seasons (8) of 20+ PPG
  • Games (64) of 25+ PTS
  • PPG (33.2) in 1 Postseason
  • Games (10) of 30+ PTS & 2+ STL in 1 Postseason

The Big 3 all cemented their greatness in Miami with Dwyane Wade’s consistent scoring ability leading the way

Most career PTS in Miami Heat history:

  1. Dwyane Wade (21,556)
  2. Alonzo Mourning (9,459)
  3. Glen Rice (9,248)
  4. LeBron James (7,919)
  5. Chris Bosh (6,914)


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