Dwyane Wade set to reach 1,000 career games

first_imgView comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “That’s crazy to think about,” Spoelstra said.Nobody has played in 1,000 regular-season games for the Heat — Wade has played the most, 893 after Friday’s game in Phoenix. But he’ll be the fourth person to play career game No. 1,000 while wearing a Miami uniform, joining Rashard Lewis in 2013, Shaquille O’Neal in 2007 and Danny Schayes in 1996.“He’s showed an incredible amount of perseverance and resiliency,” Spoelstra said. “That might be one of the main things that I’ll preach and teach to young players, to be able to show the grit it takes. The second thing, which is just as important about Dwyane, is he reinvented himself and committed so much off the court so that he could perform and be healthy and play how he wanted to play.”The 1,000th game is just one part of a most significant trip to Los Angeles for Wade.His newborn daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, is there with his wife Gabrielle Union, so the trip to L.A. is a chance for Wade to see them for the first time in a couple of weeks. And on Monday, Wade and LeBron James — both members of the 2003 draft class, longtime friends, then teammates in Miami and Cleveland — could share a court for the final time when the Heat visit the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Wade is in line to become the 15th active player to appear in 1,000 regular-season games, the milestone he’ll hit assuming he plays Saturday night when the Miami Heat visit the Los Angeles Clippers.“I don’t even know the significance of 1,000 games,” Wade said. “I don’t know if it’s a big deal. I think it’s just another number.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Heat might disagree with that.Heat coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t know Wade was nearing the milestone until earlier this week, and got wide-eyed when told that Wade had appeared in so many games. LATEST STORIES Adebayo’s career-high helps Heat beat Suns MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Wade and James will exchange jerseys after that game Monday. Wade has exchanged several with opponents already this season, but doing so with James will be particularly poignant.“To be able to have that last matchup, I think for both me and LeBron, it’ll be cool,” Wade said. “We’ll have a moment at the end of the game to exchange jerseys and talk. When I decided that the jersey exchange was something I wanted to do, LeBron, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony were originally going to be the only guys I did it with. Then it took on a life of its own, but doing it with LeBron, it will be special.”Wade owns most of the Heat career records, is No. 30 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and has a legacy that was secured long ago.The only stat he’s still chasing is blocks — he’s No. 2 on the all-time blocks list by a guard, looking up at only Michael Jordan and the 893 blocks he had in his legendary career. And in his 16th and final season before retirement, Wade — who has 857 — still has enough time to catch Jordan.“I just want to see if I can get the block record,” Wade said. “Everything else, I’m good. I’ve got Heat records. I got to 20,000 points and all these things. Things like 1,000 games are so cool when they happen, but I don’t really focus on things like that. I’ve just been blessed enough to be talented enough, long enough, to do this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)LOS ANGELES — Dwyane Wade never thought he would play 1,000 games.And he’s unsure what the milestone will mean.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

NEW SUMMER SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS SONS

first_imgOrganisers of the new summer school.A new Summer School is to open to honour the principal of the Four Masters who drafted annals which tell the history of Ireland from the earliest times.A simple Franciscan Friar, Brother Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, is to be honoured at a school in Rossnowlagh, close to his birthplace about 1590 at Creevy, outside Ballyshannon.Brother O’Cleirigh, is credited with “rescuing the Gaelic past from oblivion.” A committee has been working for several months to set up a summer school to honour him and his partners.The inaugural event will be held on Saturday 17th May this year in the Franciscan Friary Campus at Rossnowlagh.The committee has been supported by the Franciscan Friars in Ireland and by University College Dublin’s Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, where the archives related to the Four Masters and many other priceless documents are held.The first Mícheál Ó Cléirigh School will have talks and discussions on Mícheál Ó Cléirigh’s life and times. The day-long event will include discussions on The Franciscans in Donegal; The Plantation in the Ballyshannon Area; and St. Anthony’s College in Louvain.The keynote address on “The Annals of The Four Masters.” will be delivered by Dr. Bernadette Cunningham of the Royal Irish Academy.No identifiable pictorial record of Bro O’Cleirigh exists. So pupils of primary schools will take part in an art competition to paint a picture of what they believe he looked like. The prize-giving for the competition will take place during the Summer School.A tour to Mícheál Ó Cléirigh’s birthplace at Kilbarron Castle in Creevy has also been organised by the committee for May 17th.The day will conclude with a ‘School’ dinner in the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh followed by entertainment and the specially-formed ‘School Club’ at the hotel. The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh School Committee welcomes everybody from the local area and from farther afield to all the events of the day which are free, except for meals.They are offering an invitation to all to ‘come and join us.’Information about the School can be found on Facebook Micheal O Cleirigh or from 0873863681.NEW SUMMER SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS SONS was last modified: February 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CreevyMICHEAL O CLERAIGHSUMMER SCHOOLlast_img read more