Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Dwyane Wade: "You Did Us Proud"

"You showed some Chicago spirit in you, and you did us proud."

BYKyle Rooney
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Former President Barack Obama was among those who paid tribute to Dwyane Wade on Tuesday night, as the future NBA Hall of Famer played his final home game with the Miami Heat. 

Obama praised Wade for all of the achievements throughout his illustrious 16-year NBA career, and told his fellow Chicago-native that he did the city proud. 

"D-Wade! Congratulations on a great run. Now, I know what you're going through, because saying goodbye to a career that you love is never easy. I've been there. In my case though, I didn't really have a choice. My knees were shot so I had to give up basketball forever."

"You, on the other hand, look like you're still hooping out there, and I imagine it's a little tougher when you just completed one of the greatest careers in NBA history. For 16 years you've given us high-wire dunks, big shots in big moments, more blocks than any guard in history, you were willing to sacrifice your body in the lane and sometimes sacrifice your ego in pursuit of a title."

"Whenever you got knocked down you always showed us how to get back up. You showed some Chicago spirit in you, and you did us proud."

Check out the full video tribute below.

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