Former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade received plaudits from former NFL player Dominique Easley after the former achieved his honorary doctorate degree from Marquette University.
Dwyane Wade attended Marquette from 2000 to 2003, and also let them to the final four in 2003. He had to leave early as he had to participate in the NBA drafts. Wade was drafted in by the Miami Heat in 2003, and went to play play 13 seasons for them. The shooting guard also spent time at the Chicago Bulls, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Chicago native is considered by many as one of the best players to have ever set foot on court. In fact, he is a member of the top 75 NBA players of all time list. Wade won 3 NBA titles, and also won Olympic Gold for the USA men’s Basketball team in 2008. He is also a 13-time NBA all star. Wade is also Miami’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made, and shots taken. He hung up his boots in 2019 during his second stint as a Heat player.
Wade returned to Milwaukee to receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Marquette and serve as the school’s commencement speaker.
He said, ” Today, we celebrate what you have accomplished as we should,” Wade said. Tomorrow, wake up to begin the next leg of your journey. Your passion. I repeat your passion lies on the journey.”
“As we become more self-aware, we achieve a better understanding of who we are,” Wade said. “We discover our values. Our character. What we consider to be right or wrong. We discover what drives us, what inspires us and motivates us. Through self-awareness we are given the opportunity to design who we truly want and deserve to be.”