Micky Arison Rumors
Ira Winderman: A few clarifications: Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade discussed the Heat’s approach during a lengthy (reportedly cordial) meeting after season’s end… Micky Arison then took the point on Wade’s contract negotiations, staying in contact with Wade. (Again, lots of points of view here.)
After meeting with Miami owner Micky Arison on Wednesday in New York, the Heat were unwilling to add a third year to their contract offer to Wade, league sources said. The offer was comparable to Chicago’s, but Wade ultimately decided to leave the franchise with which he had become synonymous during a run for three championships that included partnerships with Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James.
The Nuggets have offered Wade a two-year, $52 million contract, league sources said. The Miami Heat and Wade’s camp have been discussing a possible meeting on Wednesday that would include owner Micky Arison and Wade, league sources said.