Written by Giavanna Foster

Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade received the Legend Award at the 2019 Kids Choice Sports Awards. Here is a quick recap:

Dwyane Wade said, “Honored to be the #KidsChoiceSports Legend award winner! Catch it on @Nickelodeon TONIGHT 8pm!” See the following tweet:

As Dwyane Wade accepted the Legend Award, he spoke about the importance of having a dream and speaking your dream into existence. After Wade spoke, he was slimed onstage. Click here to watch the full speech.

Dwyane Wade, a former guard with the Miami Heat, received honorary recognition for his athleticism and philanthropy work. Wade is a 3× NBA champion, 13× NBA All-Star (2005-2016, 2019) and an NBA All-Star Game MVP. Additionally, Wade won the 2012-13 NBA Community Assist Award during the 2012-2013 season. Wade also received honorary recognition for being the Miami Heat’s all-time assists leader and leading scorer. He received two ESPY awards: Best NBA player and Best Breakthrough Athlete. An avid philanthropist, Wade supported the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as an ambassador for their Hoops for St. Jude basketball initiative.

“I feel complete. That’s why I was able to walk away from the game like I did, because I felt complete,” Dwyane Wade responded. “My career, it surpassed everything that I ever dreamed of. I think that’s the thing, some guys don’t accomplish some of the things that they want to, and they feel like they still have something in them from that standpoint. For me, I’m complete, man. I’ve done everything I wanted to do and more.”

Dwyane Wade’s success story and motivational speech exemplifies the true importance of believing in your dreams and consistently investing your time into every goal you set for yourself. Anything is possible with grit and determination.