This week, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced its class of 2023, which includes Heat legend Dwyane Wade. The former shooting guard became the first player drafted by Miami to receive the honor, and the latest member to get in on the first ballot and to be voted in unanimously.
Wade posted a video on Twitter of Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo calling him to deliver the news, and Wade expressed how excited he was about the moment to both the viewers and to his family.
“That’s the call that I’ve watched people get for a long time,” he said.
The father of four then told his children they have to change his name in their phones from “dad” to “HOF.”
1st ballot. 🙏🏿 Thank you to the @Hoophall and the voters for the honor. pic.twitter.com/dLwChbAwaX— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 1, 2023
Additionally, Wade also shared a picture of a group of goats with social media to describe what it feels like to be a Hall of Famer.
What going into the hall of fame feels like… pic.twitter.com/i0s2Gzjdz5— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 1, 2023
Wade will be inducted into a class that includes Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon. His enshrinement ceremony will take place on August 12 in Springfield, Mass.