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Shot heard around Miami

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Dwanye Wade had the shot of the year last night. The veteran Heat guard, who has said this will be his final season, gave his adoring home fans an indelible memory in a most improbable manner.  With Miami down two and time running out Wednesday in a home game against Steph Curry and the Warriors, Wade threw up a desperation heave. His prayers were answered, as the shot banked in for a game-winning three as the buzzer sounded.With nearly 20,000 in attendance at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena into understandable hysterics. Wade started the possession by driving into the lane, nearly losing the ball before flipping it to teammate Dion Waiters, who passed it back at the top of the arc with under three seconds left, Wade paused for Kevin Durant to fly by and then put up a shot that was blocked, only to get the ball back and toss it toward the basket off one leg. Some how, the ridiculous shot went in to give the Heat the 126-125 win over the two-time defending champions that set off a hectic celebration in the stands and on the court, where Wade was mobbed by teammates before sprinting to the scorer’s table, where he struck a triumphant pose by standing on it and pounding his chest.

“I’ve been in this position so many times, and so many times you don’t make the shot, and the one I make is a one-legged flick from my chest — it’s crazy,” Wade told reporters with a laugh. He added that he told Curry, “I needed this one on my way out. Y’all got enough.” Wade will be retiring at the end of year so this shot will leave fans with a memory no one will forget. The shot sparked a rampage of tweets at Dwayne Wade, most of them consisting of other NBA players telling him not to retire. Who knows maybe Wade will listen….

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Shot heard around Miami