Written by: Brady Klopfer
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra used to call star guard Dwyane Wade by the nickname “Three to One.”
According to Spoelstra, that nickname came about because Wade would spend three hours working on his game for every hour he spent playing.
“Three to One” isn’t quite as catchy as “Flash” or “D-Wade,” so it’s not surprising that the nickname never caught on. However, it’s certainly symbolic of the work ethic that has made Wade one of the best players in NBA history.
Spoelstra has seen that work ethic firsthand. Wade has played 932 of his 1,038 NBA games with the Heat, and Spoelstra has been a part of the organization the entire time.