30 Amazing Highlights to Celebrate Dwyane Wade's 30th Birthday

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30 Amazing Highlights to Celebrate Dwyane Wade's 30th Birthday
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For an NBA player, 30 years old is a landmark in your career.

After playing for at least eight years, the age of 30 is supposed to represent the beginning of the downfall of your career. The athleticism you possessed in your youth and finally blending the mental part of the game with the physical from the age of 27 to 29 is gone, as you now embark on the decline of your career.

Dwyane Wade doesn't seem to be that type of player. Even though injuries have played a key part, which they still do, Wade has managed to defy the odds by not only being relevant, but by maintaining an elite status.

For you see, not many people had Wade recovering from all of those injuries he suffered throughout the early portion of his career following the completion of the 2007-'08 season. However, after training with Tim Grover and having an unbelievable showing at the 2008 Olympics, where he led the United States in scoring, Wade returned with a vengeance.

Now combined with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Wade once again finds his team reigning supreme near the top of the NBA, much like how his team was in 2005 and 2006. He also finds himself in more highlight plays than ever before as he thrives off of his superstar teammates.

With his birthday this Tuesday, the same day as a Miami Heat game against the San Antonio Spurs, we take the time to celebrate Wade's 30th with 30 of the best plays of his career.

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