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Section Of Street Near AAA Designated Dwyane Wade Blvd. In Honor Of Heat Legend

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) - The name of a former Miami Heat superstar has been immortalized on a section of Northeast 7th Street in front of his one time home stadium.

On Monday, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced that 7th Street at Biscayne Boulevard, where the AmericanAirlines Arena stands, has been designated Dwyane Wade Boulevard.

Last weekend, the Miami Heat officially retired Wade's number. Saturday night, the Heat legend's jersey was raised to the ceiling with help from his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, and their baby girl.

Wade's No. 3 jersey joins the retired jerseys of four other Heat players — Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Bosh.

The ceremony was the centerpiece in a three-day celebration of Wade's 16-year NBA career, which included three championship seasons with the Heat. The weekend's festivities included tribute speeches Friday night and the showing of a documentary on Wade's life on Sunday.

Wade, who now lives in Los Angeles, returned to the arena for the first time since his final home game in April 2019.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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