Dwyane Wade to Release Documentary on Miami Heat's Most Recent NBA Title Journey

Emily BayciContributor IIIOctober 15, 2013

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The third time is a charm for Dwyane Wade and his fans, who can now relive Wade’s journey to his third NBA championship with the Miami Heat in a unique documentary.

According to the Associated Press, via NBA.com, Wade will post a short film on his website next week titled D. Wade’s Journey to 3. A preview will come out Wednesday.

The film will be an inside look at Wade’s third championship season, complete with exclusive interviews, private video footage and an intense face-off between Wade and LeBron James.

Through the documentary, Wade intends to "give people a different perspective on what it all meant to me," according to the report. The star veteran discusses battling injuries, handling people who challenge his game, and his home life with his nephew and two sons.   

While Wade's successes on the court are clear to many, the report unveils a sneak peek at one of the more riveting scenes from behind closed doors. The evening before Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Wade and James had a boxing match during a late-night workout and ended the session out of breath on the floor.

The film will give viewers an opportunity to experience a different side of Wade, who is often perceived as a high-tempered and rough player. Fans will witness his other side while remembering the key moments of his third championship—complete with scenes from the postgame celebration and the victory parade.

Jun 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade during the Miami Heat Championship celebration parade in downtown Miami. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
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Wade, who is 31 years old and entering his 11th year in the league, continues to produce in all phases of the game. While he may have taken a back seat to King James in Miami, his contributions to the team are crucial to its success.

In 2012-13, Wade posted averages of 21.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game, logging 34.7 minutes per night. His presence on the floor is a key reason the Heat are so successful, since he serves as a viable complement to James and his other teammates. He was an effective distributor in the playoffs last year, dishing out 105 assists and creating opportunities for Miami on offense.

Though Wade has never been an elite three-point shooter, his 52.1 field-goal percentage last year was a career high. His experience in the league may be taking a toll on him physically, but it has also enabled him to continuously sharpen his game throughout the years.

The Heat begin the 2013-14 regular season on Oct. 29 for a much-anticipated showdown with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. These two teams battled in the conference semifinals last season, and now Chicago welcomes back superstar and former MVP Derrick Rose.

The game, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, will be televised on TNT and is sure to attract plenty of eager viewers.