Erik Spoelstra Hates Seeing Dwyane Wade In A Cavaliers Jersey

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Erik Spoelstra Hates Seeing Dwyane Wade In A Cavaliers Jersey


Everybody thought Dwyane 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.

Wade’s former coach Erik Spoelstra still hates seeing Dwyane Wade wear a non-Heat-jersey he told  Tom D’Angelo of The Palm Beach Post.


“This is like the twilight zone, every time he’s in a new uniform you’re like, ‘OK.’ But not that team. It will never seem right. For me, I hate it.”

“I’m happy for Dwyane, I’m happy for his family,” Spoelstra said. “I think he’s in a good spot. I think the role that he’s in is going to be one of the most impactful roles in the league.”

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