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The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade goes to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson during the second quarter at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)
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Dwyane Wade to Return for One Last Heat Season

The uncertainty over future of one of the NBA’s greatest players is over. Dwyane Wade announced on Sunday that he will return to the Miami Heat to play for one more season.

Dwyane Wade, a Miami Heat legend, has played 15 NBA seasons, 13 of which were for Miami. He will return for a 16th, and last season in 2018 – 2019.

Dwyane Wade is Miami’s career leader in points, assists, steals and games played. He has spent the entire summer trying to make up his mind about whether or not to retire.

Miami is one week away from the start of training camp. They kept one spot open from a possible 20 allowed in preseason, in hope that Wade would return.


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Wade announced his decision in a video that was released on Sunday night.

“I’ve always did things my way,” he said.

“Whether they’ve good or whether they’ve been bad, I got here because I’ve done things the way that I feel is right for me and right for my family. And what I feel is right … I feel it’s right to ask you guys to join me for one last dance, for one last season.

“This is it. I’ve given this game everything that I have, and I’m happy about that, and I’m going to give it for one last season, everything else I have left.”


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“Can I physically do it, can I physically get out of bed every day to do this? Can I step with every step hurting in the morning, can I deal with the travel, can I be away from my family? Is it selfish for me to want to continue to be away from my family?

“These things to you guys may seem small. But to me, they’re real. I feel like my family has put me first for so many years, for good reasons. But there comes a point in time when we’ve all got to think about someone else, especially the ones around you that have supported you, supported your dreams, supported your journey like my family have.

“Let’s enjoy it, let’s have some joy through this last season. Let’s push this young team over the hump and let’s write our own story to the end of this career, together. Together.”

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