Dwyane Wade is arguably a top 3 shooting guard in NBA history based on the career he's had thus far, as the 36 year old has done about all there is to do in the association.
Before moving off to Chicago back in 2016, Wade was considered one of the premier shooting guards in the NBA for almost the entirety of his career, and even though he doesn't have an MVP award in his collection, he does have three championship rings, as well as 12 All-Star appearances.
If you asked Wade who he credits for his success in the NBA, his answer would most likely involve his late agent Hank Thomas, who Wade considered family.
If you may recall, we reported that Wade would be missing time from the Cavs after a family emergency he had to attend to. We've now learned that the emergency in question was regarding the passing of Thomas.
Obviously, considering how close Wade was with Thomas, he's taken the death of his agent very hard, and has offered up a heartfelt Instagram post to honor the life of Hank.
As you can tell, Thomas had a huge impact on Wade's life, stepping in as a father figure after Wade left high school. Thomas stuck with Wade throughout his entire career as you can tell from the Instagram post, being there for all of Dwyane's most important moments, including being drafted by the Heat in 2003, winning his first-ever title in 2006 alongside Shaquille O'Neal, winning two more in 2012 and 2013 with LeBron James, becoming the face of Li-Ning, a Chinese sneaker brand, and of course, becoming a father.
We offer our condolences to Henry Thomas' family, and Wade and his family.