Dwyane Wade is the Miami Heat. It is that simple. Wade has meant more to the Heat than any player in the history of the franchise. More than Alonzo Mourning. More than Tim Hardaway. More than Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Smith and Glen Rice combined. During the course of his 12-year NBA career – all with the Heat – Wade has helped deliver three championships to the city of Miami. He has battled through injuries. He has sacrificed for the betterment of the organization, leaving millions of dollars on the table. He has been the epitome of a team player.
The question is, how long can that last?