Your NBA-Obsessed

Email Newsletter

The Grip is delivered to your inbox every afternoon to please your info-craved basketball mind.

Search

The end for Dirk, D-Wade



In Dwyane Wade’s last home game last night -- Detroit’s win over Memphis knocked Miami out of the playoffs -- he tried to jump up on the scorer’s table, for old time’s sake, and completely wiped out before trying again, sheepishly, which is probably the most glaring message the universe could have sent him, that, indeed, it’s time to retire.

He did drop 30 points in a win, though, and, in Dallas, Dirk wrapped up his final home game by also dropping 30 points in a win.

Some endearing moments include:

After the game, the Mav-lifer finally acknowledged his retirement: “As you guys might expect, this was my last home game.”

Those two were great players with intersecting careers all spent on one team -- we’re just pretending the Chicago-Cleveland years didn’t happen -- so of course it makes sense they played their final home games on the same night, both winning, and both scoring 30.

But, to be fair, only one of them got a shoutout from Barack Obama.

[READ: Dirk Nowitzki, a Texan—now and forever] [READ: Dwyane Wade will always be Miami's favorite son]

Let's take this to your inbox. Sign up below.


© 2019 - Right Now by The Grip

An NBA-obsessed Newsletter | New York | Email Us

  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Facebook Icon