Eye of the Hurricane

April 27, 2010

Why Wade will stay

ESPN News aired Dwyane Wade’s press conference following the Miami Heat’s 96-86 loss to the Boston Celtics, which eliminated the team from the playoffs.

Almost all of the questions revolved around this summer and Wade being a free agent. Although many believe he might be headed to either Chicago or New York, here are a few reasons why that won’t happen.

  • In an interview with Wade during the holiday season, he told me that he doesn’t want to live in the cold weather anymore. He said he enjoys waking up to the Miami heat (pun!) where he can wear shorts.
  • What other place could top “Wade County”?
  • Just because the Knicks have a ton of money to spend doesn’t mean their management has shown its commitment to winning and putting together a solid product. Why would a superstar want to go there?
  • Moreover, in Miami, Wade can get away with being anonymous. Paparazzi don’t stalk him. He doesn’t make page six of the Daily News. There’s less pressure on him.

And in relation to all of this, I highly doubt LeBron James leaves Cleveland. Although it’s been heralded as a blockbuster summer, the superstars might end up staying put.



  1. I think Wade is way more concerned with being able to get another ring then what page he ends up on the Daily News. If Miami doesn’t bring anyone in that can REALISTICALLY help him win it all, I think he could easily leave. Everyone in Miami has wishful thinking and most of the reasons have little to do with basketball (weather, no taxes, etc). A basketball player’s prime is too short for him to worry about things like that if he truly cares about winning a championship.

    Comment by robbieshiver — April 29, 2010 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  2. But “Wade County” does have a nice ring to it, no? Almost as good as the New York Knicker-Boshers. *cue rim-shot*

    Comment by Austen Gregerson — May 1, 2010 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: