In a shocking trade in the final hours of the NBA trade deadline, guard Dwyane Wade was sent from the tumultuous Cleveland Cavaliers back to the Miami Heat. After playing in his first game back, Wade says that this stop in South Beach would be his final one.
In speaking to NBA TV, Wade announced his plan to stay with Miami until his career wraps up. “This is it for me guys,” Wade said. “I’m [going to] stay here until I decide to hang it up. This is home and I’m so happy to be back.” The 36-year old is in the midst of a one-year $2.3 million contract.
Wade’s relationship with Miami president Pat Riley was a highly-documented affair, but that connection appears to be repaired. “My family, they’re happy,” he said. “They’re not only happy for themselves, they’re happy for me, Miami’s my family. I think as you’ve seen with the crowd, they’re happy. All is good in the Wade household and all is good in Wade County.”
Dwyane Wade has been in two volatile locker rooms in Chicago and most recently Cleveland. The trade to Miami clearly has had a positive impact on his mental fortitude and the fans of “Wade County” are also clearly happy to have him back.
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— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) February 10, 2018