Dwyane Wade comments on ‘abandoning’ the Miami Heat to become a minority owner with the Utah Jazz
Dwyane Wade is arguably the best player in the history of the Miami Heat, and with good reason. Before his inevitable decline, the Flash was absolutely dominating just about every team he came across. And by the end of his final game, he had accumulated 13 All-Star selections, A scoring title, 8 All-NBA selections, 3 All-Defensive selections, A Finals MVP, and 3 NBA championships. If that isn’t the resume of a hall of famer, we really don’t know what is.
Despite playing with a few different teams in the league, all of D Wade’s notable achievements came with the Heat. So frankly, it makes sense why the former player’s name was so deeply linked to the city of Miami even after his retirement. But apparently, this image was not something he cared for while making his investment decisions.
As many know by now, Wade became a minority owner of the Utah Jazz, showing some major support for Donovan Mitchell and the franchise, and it’s not something fans of the Heat like.
Many have accused the NBA legend of abandoning the city that made him. And to that perception, the former Heat player, very recently, issued a response.
“Michael Jordan is not in Chicago, Shaq is not with the Lakers”: Dwyane Wade explains his stance on his decisions to the NBA community
To be fair to Dwyane Wade, this clearly isn’t the first time idols that have been immortalized in cities, have moved away from that. Yes, they have some seriously dedicated fan bases there. But, at the end of the day, the decision is in their hands, and the consequences are theirs to bear.
Enough from us though, let’s let the man himself explain his stance. Here is what he told GQ about the whole situation.
“I’m not just one person to stay in one place. I’m a butterfly, man. And I gotta fly. I gotta move. I gotta go. So, this is just the next step in my journey… Michael Jordan is not in Chicago. Shaq is not with the Lakers. Grant Hill is not with Atlanta and so on and so forth.”
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 17, 2021
We won’t lie, the butterfly bit raised some eyebrows for sure, but his point does make sense.
In our opinion, his investment in the Utah Jazz is an incredible choice. And given the way the team is looking already, the franchise could very soon repay D Wade’s trust with an NBA championship.