After 13 Years, Heat Still Misspell Dwyane Wade’s Name; Even LeBron Is In Disbelief

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After 13 Years, Heat Still Misspell Dwyane Wade’s Name; Even LeBron Is In Disbelief


Everybody thought Wade would be a Miami Heat player for life—he helped bring three championships to the city and is considered the franchise’s greatest son.

Wade’s thoughts of departure in the summer of 2016 were unexpected, but the 35-year-old veteran had the right to be irritated with the Heat organization after contract negotiations were far apart. On July 6, 2016, Wade made a decision to return home to Chicago and become apart of the Chicago Bulls, leaving Pat Riley and stunned fans in awe.

At the time, Dwyane Wade’s reason for his exit was to return home like former Heat teammate and star forward LeBron James did with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It may be true, but in an interview on Adrian Wojnarowski’s The Vertical Podcast with Woj, Wade admitted Miami Heat owner Pat Riley’s decision to leave him hanging all summer on contract talks left the three-time champion fed up.

Wade’s time in Chicago was limited to only one year, due to the franchise deciding to re-build. This resulted in a buyout and move to the Cleveland Cavaliers where Wade again joined forces with his friend LeBron James. After only half a season, Wade was homesick and asked the Cavs to trade him back to Miami, which they did. But Dwyane was never really gone. His heart was always in Miami.

Before the season, Wade signed his final contract of his career and currently plays his final NBA season. Thankfully he plays this season with his team, the Miami Heat.

Wade already played 13 seasons with the Heat before coming back for his final run, and, at the Heat’s home opener Saturday night, he addressed the crowd, while his first name was misspelled on the jumbotron. Wade’s old teammate and good friend, LeBron James, couldn’t believe it either.

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