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The Bulls outplayed the Celtics every quarter and already look like a championship bound team. The final score was (Celtics) 99 – 105 (Bulls). Wade hit 4 of 6 three-pointers, which was in tune with the team’s performance overall. The Bulls outperformed the Celtics in FG %, 3 PT %, and rebounds to clinch the win.
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In a way, going to Chicago is like going home for D. Wade, who was born in south side Chicago, Illinois. He spent 13 seasons playing in Miami after being drafted by the Heat in 2003 as the 5th overall pick. Since joining the league had not a single bad season, averaging 23.7 points per game in 855 games. He is the Heat franchise leading scorer with over 20,000 points. Also, he leads in assists, steals, and games played, while being second only to Alonzo Mourning in blocks. Pretty impressive for a guard, who is also a 12-time NBA All-Star, earning the title of All-Star MVP in 2010. He appeared in 11 play-off seasons and won 3 championships with Miami, (in 2006, 2012, and 2013).
Also, he was the NBA Finals MVP in 2006, made the NBA All-Star Team 8 times, NBA All-Star Defensive Team 3 times, and was the member of the All-Star Rookie Team. Aside from averaging over 20 points per game, (regular season), he also secures 4.8 RPG, contributes 5.8 APG, and boasts an impressive 1.7 SPG, all while playing an average 37.5 minutes consistently for 855 games. He appeared in the Olympics for team U.S.A. 2 times, (2004 and 2008), securing a medal each time, (bronze, and gold respectively). To top it off, he is a renown philanthropist who contributes directly to important causes through his “Wade’s World Foundation.” The foundation promotes education, health, and social skills for children in at-risk situations.
Derrick Rose finds himself on the New York Knicks as Rajon Rondo slides in his place. It is rumored that D. Wade and Rondo are only in Chicago for two years to help win a championship. Whether true or not remains to be seen. As for last night, Wade, Rondo, along with Jimmy Butler put together a superstar performance, scoring a combined 50 points, with four steals, and 17 assists among them. Each also contributed to the board by securing 19 rebounds. Whatever the future holds for the Bulls, one thing is sure, Dwayne Wade’s career is impressive to behold and to soar still as he returns to his childhood hometown. To find out more about “Wade’s World Foundation” and how you can become involved go to https://www.facebook.com/WadesWorldFoundation/.
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