Bosh, Paul win NBA weekly awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Toronto forward Chris Bosh and New Orleans guard Chris Paul were named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week on Monday.

NBA: Miami 118, LA Clippers 114

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O'Neal were a fearsome twosome Monday as they led the Miami Heat in a 118-114 slugfest win over the LA Clippers.

NBA: Miami 97, LA Lakers 92

MIAMI, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Gary Payton scored a season-high 21 points Sunday to lead a balanced attack as Miami beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 97-92.

NBA: New Jersey 95, Miami 88

MIAMI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Vince Carter erupted for an American Airlines Arena record 51 points Friday night as New Jersey dumped Miami, 95-88.

NBA: Miami 96, Atlanta 74

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Jason Williams scored 21 points and Dwayne Wade had 20 Wednesday as the Miami Heat routed the Atlanta Hawks, 96-74.

Miami Heat signs Gary Payton

MIAMI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- In a surprise move, the Miami Heat Thursday signed veteran point guard Gary Payton to a reported one-year contract.

Father says Dwayne Wade will play

DETROIT, June 6 (UPI) -- Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade will play in Game Seven of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals at Miami, the guard's father said.

NBA: Miami 88, Detroit 76

MIAMI, June 2 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal came through in the absence of Dwayne Wade Thursday night as Miami moved within a win of reaching the NBA Finals by downing Detroit, 88-76.

NBA: Miami 99, Washington 95

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat, playing without Shaquille O'Neal but getting 42 points from Dwayne Wade beat Washington, 99-95, Saturday to sweep their NBA semifinals.

NBA: Miami 102, Miami 95

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade made up for the absence of Shaquille O'Neal Thursday night as Miami neared a series sweep with a 102-95 win over Washington.

NBA All-Defensive Team includes Duncan

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- San Antonio forward Tim Duncan was named to the NBA's All-Defensive Team for the eighth consecutive season Thursday.

Simmons named most improved NBA player

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Thursday that Bobby Simmons of the Los Angeles Clippers had won the league's Most Improved Player award.

NBA: Miami 98, Orlando 93

ORLANDO, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Keyon Dooling scored 19 points Wednesday night in leading Miami to a 98-93 decision over Orlando.

NBA: Boston 101, Miami 99

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce put Boston in front with nine seconds left Friday night and the Celtics hung on to defeat Miami, 101-99.

NBA: Detroit 80, Miami 72

MIAMI, April 10 (UPI) -- Richard Hamilton led the way with 17 points Sunday and Detroit ended Miami's 18-game home winning streak, 80-72.
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Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat coach Pat Riley talks with guard Dwyane Wade during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mi on May 23, 2006. The Heat defeated the Pistons 91-86 to win the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. (born January 17, 1982) nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. Awarded 2006 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years, as he led the NBA in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA playoffs, until the mid-point of the 2006–07 season.

After entering the league as the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade was named to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following seven seasons. In his third season, Wade helped lead the Miami Heat to their first NBA Championship in franchise history. He was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP as he helped lead the Heat to a 4–2 series win over the Dallas Mavericks. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the United States Men's Basketball team, commonly known as the "Redeem Team", in scoring, as they captured gold medal honors in Beijing, China. In the 2008–09 season, Wade led the league in scoring and earned his first NBA scoring title.

Dwyane Wade was born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois to Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade. He cites one of his older sisters, Tragil, as the individual most responsible for his childhood upbringing and for steering him in the proper direction. His parents divorced and he lived with his father and stepmother in Robbins, Illinois during his childhood. As a child growing up in the Chicago area Wade idolized former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, and has said he patterns his game after him.

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