Dwyane Wade’s Contract Gives Miami Heat What They Need Most

July 15th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The Miami Heat will pay Dwyane Wade $34 million over the next two years, but they'll owe him a heck of a lot more than that.

Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press had news of Wade's new deal first:

One can't help but notice Wade's contract will pay him less than the one he opted out of at the beginning of free agency. Remember, he had the Heat on the hook for $42 million through the 2015-16 campaign before giving it up as part of a plan to rebuild the team's championship core around LeBron James.

But the best-laid plans...well, you know the rest.

Wade's sacrifice shouldn't come as a surprise; he's been loyal to the Heat, the only team he's ever known, forever. After leading Miami to its first championship in 2006, he relinquished a little cash and a lot of pride by taking a secondary role behind James.

Now, he's returning to a team with vastly diminished postseason prospects when he could easily have gone elsewhere to chase rings in the twilight of his career.

I guess James isn't the only one who felt the inescapable pull of "home" this summer.

To be fair, it's no ...

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