For his family, for his fans around the world, as he told to camera, Dwyane Wade will have one more dance and he is happy for that. He’ll join Miami Heat on his 16th season as professional.
He made what he called the hardest decision of his life, retirement needs to wait a little bit longer for Wade. He spent the past four months weighing his options, and retirement was a real possibility in his mind.
“I’ve always did things my way. Whether they’ve been good or whether they’ve been bad, I got here because I’ve done things the way that I feel is right for me and right for my family. And what I feel is right, I feel it’s right to ask you guys to join me for one last dance, for one last season”
Wade, 36, is expected to sign a $2.4 million, one-year deal later this week. He’s Miami’s career leader in points, assists, steals and games played. His status was an enormous question mark this summer, especially now with the team a week away from going to training camp. Miami has signed 19 players for camp, one shy of the maximum preseason allotment, and it was never a question why the team kept that last spot open.