Barack Obama Surprises Dwyane Wade With Touching Video -- Here Is Why Gabrielle Union's Husband's Fans Are Showing Him More Love Than Usual
As fans gathered to tell Dwyane Wade goodbye and as he gets ready to enjoy his retirement, he received a surprise from Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, the former president posted a video where he praised Gabrielle Union's husband for having an impressive career in the NBA and joked that his bad knees killed his prospects of becoming a professional basketball player.
Obama’s tribute video was posted on social media by the Miami Heat ahead of Wade’s final home game.
Obama confessed: “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.”
The former senator went on to joke about his failed NBA career: “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’ve just completed one of the greatest careers in NBA history.”
Obama went on to say: “You were willing to sacrifice your body in the lane and sometimes sacrifice your ego in pursuit of a title. And whenever you got knocked down, you always showed us how to get back up. So you showed some Chicago spirit in you, and you did us proud.”
The 57-year-old former president concluded by wishing the athlete well with his future plans: “I hope the next phase of your life is just as fulfilling and just as spectacular as this one has been. Take care.”
Wade said this about his retirement: “I’ll be in therapy. I already told my wife, we need to do it a little bit. I was always against it, someone who doesn’t know me, telling me how to live my life and giving me instructions. I need somebody to talk to about it because it’s a big change and I have a long life to live, and there’s other great things I can accomplish. I have no idea what it is yet that I want to do. But, I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to see what I can be great at. I’m so used to being great at something.”
One fan told the athlete: "Miami will forever love you. Thank you for the endless memories! #WadeCountyForever 😩🔥❤️"
Another commenter stated: "#OneLastDance 💯💯🙌🙌 16 years I've been a fan. You did this team a whole lot of good, love ya man💯🏀 G.O.A.T. Thank you for everything forever for all in @miamiheat. King!!! 👑"
He will retire at the end of the season.