Every team has a face of their franchise and for the Miami heat that face is Dwyane Wade. Wade has been a member of the Miami Heat since the day he was drafted. Miami took Wade as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 draft and has not looked back since. Few players in the NBA are associated as heavily with their franchise as Wade is, but now at 33 years old, it seems that Wade is ready to move on. Wade has always been very loyal, not only to the Heat, but to the entire city of Miami. With the Heat, Wade won three titles, made eight all NBA teams, and is regarded by many as one of the best players in the league. Only one time has Wade considered leaving the Heat and that was back in 2010 when he was a free agent and talked to a few other teams. Doing so however was much ado about nothing.
Many at Purina Beneful were very surprised to hear that Wade may be leaving Miami this summer as he opted out of the final two seasons of his contract which was reported to be worth $41.6 million. Wade opted to take a cheaper two year deal worth an estimated#31 million. The new deal also has an early termination clause in it which would allow Wade to become a free agent. Granted the NBA season is not even over yet, but this may be something to keep an eye on.