Dwyane Wade is playing at the end of a two-year contract he signed with the Chicago Bulls when he left South Beach due to not being able to come to an agreement with the Miami Heat.
There was never a time where it felt right to see the aging star in a different uniform, where most fans would agree he was in a situation that never should have happened.
Going back home to Chicago should’ve been a more joyous occasion but ended in a rebuild situation that landed Wade back with his best friend LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster.
That also didn’t work out well, which ended in a disaster, and the team initiating the largest trade and team turnover at once in NBA History, but for Wade, it landed him back to where he belonged, with the Heat.
While the 36-year-old couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, he hinted at retirement if things didn’t work out, leaving little doubt that he wants to be anywhere but Wade county at the end of his career.
Although the conversation surfaced, there is no guarantee that Wade is ready to retire right now, and he still has plenty in the tank to give to the city that will forever embrace him as their own.
Game 2 began Monday night in Philadelphia where the Heat are squaring off against the Sixers in the 2018 NBA Playoffs first-round series. As the game began, so did Wade pulling off vintage fadeaways and euro step floaters reminiscent of his prime days.
Scoring 21 first-half points on 7-of-7 shooting, Wade gained an achievement surpassing Celtics legend Larry Bird for the league’s 10th All-time playoff scoring spot and more work to do.
Wade hasn’t disappointed since returning home, and now has another milestone to boast when he does finally get called to the Hall of Fame.