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Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
Position: G
Born: 01/17/82
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $20,000,000
“We’ll sit down and we’ll talk about that with Dwyane,” said Riley, who doesn’t do much for his negotiating position by proclaiming last season as Wade’s best overall performance since prior to the Big Three era. “He wants to win, I think, as much as he wants to do anything. Compensation to a player is not just a way to get paid and to live your life. Compensation to a player is about recognition and respect and place. We know where he belongs…He’s a lifer. What he’s done in this city over the last 13 years is irreplaceable and so we’re going to do the right thing. There’s no doubt.”
Storyline: Dwyane Wade Free Agency
Wade, who flirted with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, is in a similarly agreeable mood. “I don’t want to be on the market at all,” Wade said two days after the Heat’s season ended with a Game 7 loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “I’m not curious at all. I want to get to it [with the Heat]. I want to be able to sign my deal and move on and not have to deal with any rumors, any free agency, any this, any that. This is where I want to end my career. So we’ll figure it out.”
Wade — who began partnering with The Tie Bar in 2014 and helps design a few collections each year — has built a strong bond with Sager during his 13 years in the league. When he saw the opportunity to combine his partnership and his relationship with Sager in the hopes of forming something special, he took it. “Wade came to us a while back and told us Craig Sager’s story,” Allyson Lewis, vice president of merchandising and design for The Tie Bar told USA TODAY Sports. “He really wanted to do something for (Sager) because he cares about him a lot as a person and was very touched by his story. Also given the fact that (Sager) is sort of known for his outlandish, really fun personal style, Dwyane said ‘I think this can make total sense to kind of bring together what I’m doing with The Tie Bar and also support Craig.” Just like that, “The Sager” was formed.
Storyline: Craig Sager Health
While he has put such talk on the backburner, LeBron James has been linked to a commitment for Space Jam 2, a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan vehicle. And the one thing about LeBron is he is known to share with his friends. So could Dwyane Wade, who already has shown some acting chops, be convinced to hop aboard? “I would. I would be interested in it,” Wade said. Wade said he sees nothing wrong with a follow up to the original. “Why not?” he said. “Obviously the first one was with Jordan and so many great players, so why not have one for this generation if it can be done?” Beyond Jordan, the original Space Jam also included Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and several other players of that era. Earlier during the postseason, James said of the project. “I have a great team that’s handling my affairs off the court. Ever since I signed with Warner Brothers, we’ve been looking to do some things and figure out some things that best fit both sides. My team is handling that, and I’m not going to take my focus off what my job is right now, and that’s being in the postseason right now.”
There are, by Union’s eye-rolling estimates, “a thousand and one instances like this” — each of them underscoring a rapport as heartfelt as it is quotidian. Like how often Wade and James trade not only text messages but voice notes, shamelessly played on speakerphone. (“Texts take away from the tone of what you’re trying to say,” Wade points out.) Or how the two used to stay at each other’s homes during road trips to their respective NBA cities instead of at hotels. (“There were more creature comforts, more privacy,” Union says.) Or how relentlessly they crack each other up, in person, without uttering any actual words. (“They’re like twins,” more than one mutual friend suggests.)