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rapsdabest 08-14-2009 10:51 AM

Wade wants to stay
RealGM: Basketball Wiretap Archives: Wade: I Want To Be In Miami

Dwyane Wade pledged his commitment to the Heat on Thursday, saying that he wants to retire as a member of the team.

"I want to be in Miami, and I hope everything works out that way," Wade said, according to the New York Times. "I want to be one of those players that stays with one franchise for his entire career."

Wade is expected to hit the free agent market next summer, but his comments indicated that he has no plans to change addresses.

"Next year will be a big year for myself and for the team, but the plan has always been to stay with the Heat, and that's still the plan," he said. "I think everything will work out."

Apollo 08-14-2009 11:11 AM

LOL, its funny how he said he wants to stay and hopes it works out that way. Heat fans everywhere are going to get all worked up about this when in reality he hasn't committed to anything.

I want a Big Mac wrap from McDonald and I hope it works out that way but maybe I'll skip it and go for an A&W burger because I really like A&W.

Someguy again 08-14-2009 11:12 AM


Someguy again 08-14-2009 11:31 AM


It’s not uncommon for sports stars to own multiple residences, in various cities across the country. In this day and age, however, every little move (and transaction) is scrutinized and mined endlessly for meaning or clues.

Welcome to Dwyane Wade’s life.

Wade recently purchased a luxury townhouse in Chicago, the city where he was born, leading some media members to wonder aloud if this is a hint about Dwyane’s free agent intentions next summer. Here’s the immortal Sam Smith on the case:

Has Dwyane Wade purchased his Chicago dream house as a prelude to signing a free agent contract with the Bulls next summer? Or is Wade just a clever real estate speculator at a good time? Prying eyes want to know. And at least basketball franchises in Chicago and Miami.

You never can say never with NBA players since Wade should be earning at least $17 million a season once he signs an extension or leaves as a free agent. So then what’s a little $1.4 million second (or third) home? The list price was $1.7 million. But this certainly is something to give one—or many—pause of given Wade’s fairly open questioning of Miami’s rebuilding plan and recent disappointment despite Wade’s obvious lobbying to steal Lamar Odom away from the Lakers.

Of course, what’s largely glossed over in the linked piece is that Miami is the team that can offer D-Wade the most money once he becomes a free agent, something I’m inclined to think will play a not-so minor role in his decision.

I hope LeBron buys a mansion in Utah next week, just to screw with everyone’s heads.
SLAM ONLINE | So, D-Wade Bought a Home in Chicago

Apollo 08-14-2009 11:49 AM

I think the most damage LeBron could do to the American psyche would be to buy a property in DT Toronto.

JayJayW 08-14-2009 11:55 AM

regardless he would receive a good ROI in a couple of years if he buys now lol

i think he should do it

VanCity 08-14-2009 12:00 PM

the heat don't have any committed salary next season....they can build a solid team next season if they want....

rapsdabest 08-14-2009 12:51 PM

If Wade stays and Lebron will probably resign, Bosh will be the biggest free agent on the market and everyone will be giving him big offers. Hopefully Raptors play well and he decides to resign with them.

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