Wade tops Jordan in ‘all-time blocks by a guard’ list
by Reynald Magallon, March 05, 2019 4:10pm
Photo from Dwyane Wade's Facebook page.
Dwayne Wade might be walking away from the game a couple months from now, but no one could stop the 15-year NBA veteran from putting his name into the record books.
This time, the Miami Heat legend got his 1,052nd swat against Atlanta Hawks’ forward B.J. Johnson. With that, he surpassed Michael Jordan at the top spot for the most career blocks by a guard in the regular season and playoffs combined, according to the Associated Press.
The block happened at the 9:09 mark of the second quarter when Johnson received the ball off a hand-off from Atlanta’s center Alex Len on the right wing. Len’s screen paved the way for Johnson to get free and pull up at the elbow. Wade though, recovered in time and swatted the shot away from behind.
While Jordan still holds the most blocks for a guard in regular season with 893 blocks, the three-time NBA Champion is not too far behind with 877 swats after the Hawks game.
“Either way, it’s pretty cool,” Wade said in an interview after the game.
The achievement was just another cherry on top of Wade’s outstanding career. After all, Wade made it to the NBA All-Defensive team three times in his career, (2005, 2009 and 2010)--a testament to the 6’5” guard’s defensive prowess.
It also speaks a lot about Wade’s all around game in his career which saw him won three NBA Championship rings, one Finals MVP, 13 All-Star selections, eight All-NBA team inclusions, and one Scoring Champ award.
Before this season, Wade announced that this will be his last tour of duty as a basketball player. After the game winner against Golden State in late February which he compared to Kobe Bryant’s game winner against him, this will definitely add another memorable moment for Wade during his last year in the NBA which he dubbed as “The Last Dance.”
Truly, Wade continue to perform his “last dance” in style.
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