Blog Entry

Wade to Heat fans: "I'm back."

Posted on: July 7, 2010 2:59 pm
There are going to be heartbroken fans in free agency. It's part of the process. There are Knick fans who love David Lee, Jazz fans that love Carlos Boozer, even Milwaukee fans who love Luke Ridnour. Really. and Lee and Boozer may return to their home, just as LeBron James may come back to the loving arms of Cleveland. But someone is going to get hurt. It's part of sports.

It will not be Heat fans.

Dwyane Wade is coming back. And lost in the throes of glee that he's brining Chris Bosh (and possibly LeBron James?) with him is that Wade didn't abandon the team that drafted him (unlike Bosh...sorry Toronto). Wade was drafted by the Heat out of Marquette and immediately put the Heat on the map. They had been just years removed from playoff contention but had never made the Finals. Wade changed all that. And the first player to take you to the promised land is always special. Wade said all along that his heart was in Miami. Today he put his money where his mouth is.

Then he took to YouTube to share his decision with the fans. It's yet another example of how 2010 is the year of the athlete controlling the message :

-Matt Moore
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