Miami (AP) - The first game of Dwight Wade in the NBA was in Philadelphia.
His last game in the NBA will also be there. A very real option for retirement Wade is not saying in such low weeks that he did not think he will return next season. Often nowhere, the 76th Miami Heat had fallen in Game 5 of the first conference series This Tuesday night, and the face of the franchise was the last of his jersey.
He. has not decided.But some of his closest friends believe he can really finish. "I appreciate your concern," Wade said Tuesday night in Philadelphia. "But we'll worry later." Of course, your fans want me to come back. Even after Game 5, a prominent fan cast his vote before leaving the room.
"I hope this is not the end, but my God," wrote his wife Gabriel Union on Twitter. "Dwayne Wade has a career that is the dream of most people, it's a legend, an icon and it's cute."
Nobody, not even a bundle, knows how long this process will take. He is going to talk to his wife. She is going to talk with her children. He will talk to the heat, and he will talk to people within his inner circle, which is more reliable.
Wade. is not a starter, but it can be argued that the NBA champion remains the best player in Miami three times. Wade led the Heat to victory in Game 2 and brought it to the brink of victory at Game4. It does not run fast or jump as high as the version known as Flash, but it can still offer bigger moments.
If it goes crazy, the fans of last resort will be warm in their uniforms with their careers, however, they are talking about them. This is important for them. That Michael Jordan is not, that he is separated from the NBA finals in his last play game, or Shakil O'Neill, Boston colors with being in Washington Jersey, or Patrick Ewing Orlando.
It would not come out on top, but it would come out in the right uniform and still play at a higher level.
On one side or the other, his career was always going to end in warm colors. She would not go to the Chicago jersey, nor to Cleveland Jersey. He then had to wear the "heat" on his chest, and when Kavliyr did his Miami business in February, it was immediately clear that Wade returned to the franchise for the last time.
Here. is something else to consider: Wade did not want a farewell tour. He saw Kobe Bryant through him, he noted that he was a lot star of the grinding Lakers, and every road stop in the next season, they do not want to hear the same question.
What is the motivation to return?
This is unknown Wade is financially established. So, this decision will not be about primary money. Even after a brutal divorce and custody war a few years ago, Wade would never worry about cash. It has been well invested, there are offers that will continue to work for them after the end of the game, and the following year, millions of people who wore shoes or suits or not.
The heat has serious lid challenges and this summer there will be no banking agreement to offer Wade. He will not play by the minimum. He will not reach the maximum. To return for it, it must be worth your time. He spends a ton of money to keep his body correctly. And if Wade can do more than the court compared to next year, then it can mean retiring.
Also, just keep in mind that Wade wants more time with his family. His eldest son, Jair, 16, is finishing his senior year of high school. He can play well He pays attention to his father's name, but his game is real. In the coming years, his development will be important as a ballplayer, and his father needs time to share as much knowledge as possible. Then, obviously, Wade has good reason to retire. But he can still play. And this may be the reason to return at another time.