Dwyane Wade Tells Reporters to Call Him Three After Winning Third NBA Title

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 20:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Dwyane Wade has a new name after the Miami Heat won it's second consecutive NBA championship in seven games against the San Antonio Spurs. 

Sitting down for his post-game press conference with the media, Wade announced that his name was no longer Dwyane, but rather "Three." Gregg Doyel of CBS tweeted out Wade's words:

 

While it was LeBron James' second title, Wade hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy for the third time in his NBA career. In addition to the back-to-back titles the Heat have now won, he led the Heat to a title sans-LeBron in 2006 when Miami defeated the Dallas Mavericks in six games. 

With a great performance in Game 7, the eight-time All-NBA selection once again had reason to be all smiles. Wade finished the championship clinching game with 23 points and 10 rebounds, an impressive double-double performance for a player that many had written off throughout the playoffs. 

Wade had to overcome some adversity to put in a good performance in the finals. 

The 31-year-old dealt with knee issues throughout most of the postseason. After he averaged just 12.6 points per game in the second round series against the Chicago Bulls and 15.4 points per game against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals, it was questionable whether he could still elevate his game when it mattered most. 

Wade definitively answered the questions by averaging 19.0 points per game in the first six games of the final before finishing out with the impressive performance. 

Now the only question is whether or not "Three" can team up with LeBron once again to capture a three-peat.