Dwyane Wade has spent his entire 13-year NBA career in Miami. He’s won three NBA titles, is a 12-time All-Star, and, in his age-34 season, averaged 19.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
He’s been, in short, a Miami icon.
But what if he goes back to Milwaukee? Indeed, Wade, who led Marquette to the Final Four in 2003, is meeting with the Bucks and could potentially join a young, on-the-rise squad.
And, then again, maybe not.
“He’s going back to the Heat,” Washington Post NBA writer Tim Bontemps said on CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones. “This whole (idea) that he’s trotted out that he might go somewhere, I don’t know anybody in the league that really believes it. The bottom line is, if the Heat couldn’t get Kevin Durant, they were going to pay Dwyane Wade a bunch of money. They couldn’t get Kevin Durant and now they’re going to pay Dwyane Wade a bunch of money. If he wants to go play for the Cavs for $3 million, I think the Heat will say ‘God bless you.’ They’re going to give him $20 million. I thought the whole time that this was just him kind of stirring the pot a little bit to make sure he got paid. I’m sure he’ll be back in Miami again just like he was last summer – and just like he has been a couple other times when he’s had some issues with some the contracts they’ve initially offered him. But I’d be stunned if he wound up playing somewhere else.”