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Dwyane Wade reaches 20,000 career NBA points

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The Miami Heat overcame the Cleveland Cavaliers in emphatic fashion last with a dominating 122-101 win over the Eastern Conference.

Getting one over the number one team in the conference wasn't the only reason to celebrate in South Beach last night, however, as one Heat player reached an incredible milestone landmark.

This is after Dwyane Wade added another byline to his already impressive resume by notching his 20,000th career point in the win last night.  

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Wade became just the 41st player in NBA history to achieve such a feat, reaching it with a runner early in the third quarter. 

He then received a standing ovation during the next stoppage in play, with Heat teammates - as well as Wade's good friend LeBron James - taking their time to offer congratulations to the esteemed veteran.

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The 20,000-point mark is pretty much the benchmark for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, with Tom Chambers being the only Hall of Fame eligible member of the club that has yet to be inducted in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Wade's place in the hall is all but guaranteed, thanks to his incredible career and list of honours. The Heat guard has 12 All-Star appearances, eight All-NBA selections, three championships, a Finals MVP, and a scoring title to his name. 

Not bad for a kid who only had offers from three colleges coming out of high school. 

Dwyane Wade (L) and Shaquille O'Neal (R)

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