Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol And Other Eligible Candidates For A Stacked Hall of Fame Class of 2023

The magnum opus for any NBA player that will bookmark their whole career is whether their name lies on a legendary list. The Hall of Fame truly cements one’s legacy among the upper echelons of the sport. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of five eligible candidates for the class of 2023. The frontrunners were Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Gregg Popovich. ESPN’s ‘NBA Today’ released the list of nominees.

Dwyane Wade’s induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Wade is a first-time nominee for this honor. He also became eligible this year as it marks his fourth year since retiring from professional basketball. Dwyane Wade had 13x All-Star game selections to his name, along with his prolific career with the Miami Heat.

Dwyane Wade was drafted by the Heat in 2003 and still leads the Heat in all key metrics. Wade has been known to be one of the top shooting guards in NBA history with impressive shots, assists, and steals. His career average is 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists.

Miami Heat players and the Hall of Fame

Other players that have a history with the Miami Heat who got enshrined in the Hall of Fame were Chris Bosh, Tim Hardaway, Shaquille O’Neal, Pat Riley, Alonzo Mourning, Bob McAdoo, and Ray Allen. According to the media reports, Wade will become the 8th Hall of Famer who has had ties with the Miami Heat.

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