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The ultimate #TBT: Remembering when the Heat chose Dwyane Wade in the 2003 NBA Draft

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When the Heat took Wade fifth overall, the fate of the franchise was forever altered.

Dwyane Wade, who has been the heart and soul of the Miami Heat for the past 13 years, was taken fifth overall in the 2003 draft. Leading the Heat to two championships (so far), Wade has been the heart and soul of the franchise since he arrived in town. It's hard to even imagine this team without Wade soaring to the bucket, inspiring dudes on and off the court, and lifting banners.

As we prepare for tonight's draft, let's throw it back to 2003!

(h/t Miami Heat)