D-Wade, an 11-time NBA All Star, 3-time NBA Champion, and the 2006 NBA Finals MVP, you would think that the Miami Heat would do what ever the organization could do to keep and please Wade, but the answer to that would be no. In today’s league, it’s very rare for a player to have a long-term career with one team as Wade does. In fact, D-Wade had a county named after him. In 2010 Dwyane Wade became a free agent, by unanimous vote, the commissioner declared that the county would be known as “Miami-Wade County” from July 1-7, 2010. Which at that time in the NBA, players could negotiate new contacts. Now, after 12 seasons, the relationship between Wade and the Miami could come to an end. Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald says,
“The Heat and Dwyane Wade have been discussing potential resolutions of his contract situation and there’s a significant difference in what both parties believe he should be paid for the next three seasons, according to multiple sources.
Though Wade prefers to stay with the Heat, where he has spent his entire 12-year career, he is now open to considering other teams this summer if the Heat does not raise its offer, according to three sources with direct knowledge.”
If I were Wade, I would make the move forward and pursue other teams as soon as possible. The fact that after years of injuries and accomplishments my team of more than a decade could not come to terms with an agreement with me, it’s time to go. Look how well the Los Angeles Lakers handled Kobe Bryant. Wade has brought in several championships and even one of the best players of all-time to Miami, LeBron James. It’s shocking that Wade has to go through this with the Heat. Pay the man.