MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade County has long been known as Wade County and now the retired Heat superstar Dwyane Wade officially has a street named after him.
On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to designate a portion of Northeast 7th Street from Biscayne Blvd. to NE 2nd Avenue near the newly renamed FTX Arena as Dwyane Wade Boulevard.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Fighting To Keep Her Home
The prestigious honor was given to Wade in February by the City of Miami, but County Commissioners also had to approve it.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Employees Must Show Proof Of COVID Vaccination Or Test Weekly Starting Aug. 16
The resolution was co-sponsored by sponsored by Commissioner Keon Hardemon and co-sponsored by Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz.MORE NEWS: Filmmakers Create Public Service Announcement Videos To Save Biscayne Bay
Wade, a 13-time NBA All-Star, spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for Miami Heat, where he won three NBA championships and had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Heat in February of 2021.