Erik Spoelstra admits Heat don’t want season to end because it’ll mean the end of Dwyane Wade’s career
The Miami Heat are currently embroiled in a tight battle for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, but they have not been doing themselves any favors down the stretch, as they have lost three of their last five games to fall to 38-40.
The Heat have four games remaining, starting with a matchup on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, and if they don’t get their act together soon, they may find themselves watching the playoffs from home.
Normally, that wouldn’t be that huge of an ordeal, but this year, it would be very significant, as it would mean the end of Dwyane Wade’s career.
With Miami currently sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings, head coach Erik Spoelstra knows the fate that will await the Heat if they don’t pull together over this final week, and he doesn’t want Wade to go out like this:
“We don’t want the season to end,” said Spoelstra when asked about this last week of the regular season potentially representing the final games of Wade’s illustrious NBA tenure, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Wade announced back in September that the 2018-19 campaign would be his last, putting a punctuation mark at the end of a 16-year NBA career that includes three championships and a Finals MVP.
The 37-year-old was also named a special addition to the All-Star team by commissioner Adam Silver back in February, marking the 13th All-Star appearance of his career.