Miami Heat or retirement? Dwyane Wade still undecided

NBA.com Global on Sep 15, 2018 08:43 AM
Miami Heat or retirement? Dwyane Wade still undecided
FILE - PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 14: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on against Philadelphia 76ers in game one of round one of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 14, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

The question that remains for one of the NBA's remaining big-name free agents isn't one of team vs. team.

For Dwyane Wade, it's a matter of Heat or nothing.

As of Thursday, the three-time NBA champion had yet to decide.

"I wish I had an answer for you. I don't have it today," Wade told reporters, including Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel.

What Wade and his fans do know is that, should he return, it won't be to anywhere except South Beach.

"I always said that when I got traded back to Miami, that was it for me," Wade reaffirmed. "I said it in the first interview and I don't want to pack my bags to go nowhere. My family's here, my kids are growing, so definitely if I'm not wearing a Miami Heat jersey next year, I'll be wearing it under one of my sweaters or jackets."

Of his 982 games played, Wade has spent 876 of them with Miami, a stint that includes 12 All-Star appearances, an NBA scoring title and a Finals MVP award.

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