Dwyane Wade Returns For 'One Last Dance' With Miami Heat

Alex Donno
September 16, 2018 - 9:35 pm

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It's official. Dwyane Wade is returning to the Miami Heat for the 2018/2019 NBA Season. It will be his sixteenth in the NBA.

According to Wade, the upcoming season will be his last. He's ready for "one last dance." 

The three-time NBA champion and former Finals MVP made the announcement in an emotional, heart-felt video on Sunday evening. 

On Tuesday, Wade officially put pen to paper on a one-year deal. Yes, his hat says "I feel like Flash."

Heat fans will have 41+ home games to honor and say goodbye to the greatest player in franchise history. The 2018/2019 season has become truly special. 

Will D-Wade be the difference in winning the East and contending for a championship? No. To me, the Heat will likely finish with roughly the same record in the regular season with or without him. And yet, his presence for one more year creates a significance that cannot be measured by wins or losses. 

He certainly doesn't hurt the team. He'll play off the bench and will likely see his body conserved until playoff time. That's when Wade can truly shine. He showed us last postseason that he's still capabable of putting the Heat on his back to singlehandedly win a playoff game. His experience in moments like that is why bringing back 'Flash' is both a good sentimental move and a good basketball move. 

The Heat play their regular season home opener on October 20th against the Hornets. It cannot come soon enough.