Seems like Dwyane Wade already has his legacy mapped out.
The Miami Heat guard is ahead of his other co-stars in South Beach when it comes to ring count, after winning one in 2006 with Shaquille O’Neal. But according to Hoop Doctors, Wade told the Associated Press, that he has a certain number in mind that he feels will cement his legacy amongst the greats in the game.
“I feel like I need three rings. After that, I’m playing with church’s money. I’ve always said that if I can end my career with at least three rings … I’ve already had a special career, but it would put me in that special group that only a few can say that they’re in. It would mean a lot. It would mean a lot. It would mean a lot.”
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Wade doesn’t get to three rings if the “Big Three” remain intact. Wade also says that the third ring would be for himself, as the previous two were won for players in more desperate situations than he was in Alonzo Mourning and Lebron James.
“This one’s for me,” Wade said in anticipation of winning his third ring.