With NBA legend Dwyane Wade set to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, there have been plenty of debates about his career and whether we’d choose him over other great players from his generation.
Recently, Miami Heat President Pat Riley also fueled a bit of a controversial debate by stating that Wade is the greatest player in franchise history, with some LeBron James fans taking offense or thinking he was taking a shot at the Los Angeles Lakers star.
That’s why former NBA player Kendrick Perkins wanted to set the record straight and claimed that he agreed 100% with what Riley said, as there’s no one who accomplished more or did more in a Miami Heat uniform than Dwyane Wade, plain and simple.
Perkins, via ESPN, compared it to Russell Westbrook and Kyle Lowry with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors, respectively, as they achieved more than the likes of, say, Kevin Durant or DeMar DeRozan during their times with the organization, even if the latter are objectively better players than the former.
Wade is the undisputed Miami Heat GOAT, a guy who played a pivotal role in every single one of their three NBA championships, and someone who even agreed to take a lesser role just so LeBron and Chris Bosh could arrive to South Beach.
His contributions were so big, that he even recruited Jimmy Butler to join the team as a free agent, so even if LeBron is objectively a better player, he didn’t do nearly half as much for the organization as Wade did.NEXT: Heat Player Breaks Silence On Damian Lillard Trade Rumors