Heat Nation http://heatnation.com Miami Heat News, Rumors, Schedule, Videos, and Wallpapers for Heat Fans Everywhere Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:14:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 Video: Dwyane Wade Teaching His 15-Year-Old Son How to Drive a Ferrari http://heatnation.com/videos/video-dwyane-wade-teaching-15yearold-son-drive-ferrari/ http://heatnation.com/videos/video-dwyane-wade-teaching-15yearold-son-drive-ferrari/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:13:49 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22434 Former Miami Heat superstar and current Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade posted a video to his Snapchat account on Saturday afternoon of him teaching his son how to drive. It seems Wade has a large amount of trust in his son, Zaire, after he let the 15-year old drive his Ferrari on the streets and then up his […]

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Former Miami Heat superstar and current Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade posted a video to his Snapchat account on Saturday afternoon of him teaching his son how to drive.

It seems Wade has a large amount of trust in his son, Zaire, after he let the 15-year old drive his Ferrari on the streets and then up his driveway.

“Who wouldn’t be nervous? You see what you’re driving, you’ve got to be nervous,” Wade said to his son while riding shotgun.

One Twitter user thought that Wade bought his son a new Ferrari, but the 12-time NBA All-Star himself confirmed that this was not the case.

While Wade spends quality time in the offseason with members of his family, recent rumors continue to swirl around the league that the three-time NBA champion is done in Chicago after just one year and might return to the Heat for the 2017-18 season following a buyout with the Bulls.

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Miami Heat News: Udonis Haslem Wins 2017 Teammate of the Year Award http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-news-udonis-haslem-wins-2017-teammate-of-the-year-award/ http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-news-udonis-haslem-wins-2017-teammate-of-the-year-award/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:57:20 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22425 In spite of all the moving players, new rosters and drama over the past few years, one player has been remained faithful to the Miami Heat organization. That same player picked up a tremendous honor Friday afternoon. South Florida sports icon Udonis Haslem was voted the Heat’s Teammate of the Year on Friday in the National Basketball Players […]

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In spite of all the moving players, new rosters and drama over the past few years, one player has been remained faithful to the Miami Heat organization. That same player picked up a tremendous honor Friday afternoon.

South Florida sports icon Udonis Haslem was voted the Heat’s Teammate of the Year on Friday in the National Basketball Players Association’s Players Voice Awards.

Although the battle-scarred power forward has seen his stats diminish in the past few seasons, the 36-year-old has been a tremendous mentor to the team’s younger players. The 14-year veteran, who’s spent his whole career in Miami, has earned loads of praise for his leadership from his teammates and coaching staff.

From former teammates like Chris Bosh, who called Haslem one of his best teammates to current star Hassan Whiteside, who Haslem has intentionally uplifted, the franchise’s all-time leading rebounder has had a phenomenal impact on the mental preservation and direction of the team.

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Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Jordan Mickey to Veteran-Minimum Deal http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-news-heat-sign-jordan-mickey-to-veteran-minimum-deal/ http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-news-heat-sign-jordan-mickey-to-veteran-minimum-deal/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:15:36 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22414 The Miami Heat are looking to add to their already talented roster as they are reportedly finalizing a deal with former Boston Celtics forward and 2015 second-round draft pick Jordan Mickey. According to The Vertical’s Sham Charania, the Heat and Mickey have agreed to a guaranteed $1.5 million contract with a 2018-19 team option. Sources: Former Celtics […]

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The Miami Heat are looking to add to their already talented roster as they are reportedly finalizing a deal with former Boston Celtics forward and 2015 second-round draft pick Jordan Mickey.

According to The Vertical’s Sham Charania, the Heat and Mickey have agreed to a guaranteed $1.5 million contract with a 2018-19 team option.

The 23-year-old forward appeared in 41 games with the Celtics over his two seasons in Boston and averaged 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in those games. He was much more successful during his time with the Celtics’ D-League affiliate Maine Red Claws, when he averaged 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. He also averaged 43.8 percent from the three-point line while playing with the Red Claws.

Mickey still has much to prove in the NBA, but with his 6-foot-8 frame and ability to shoot from deep, he could prove to be a valuable asset coming off the bench.

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Udonis Haslem’s Message to Dwyane Wade Amidst Buyout Rumors http://heatnation.com/media/udonis-haslems-message-to-dwyane-wade-amidst-buyout-rumors/ http://heatnation.com/media/udonis-haslems-message-to-dwyane-wade-amidst-buyout-rumors/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:30:47 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22394 With rumors swirling that Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are likely headed towards a contract buyout, Wade’s former teammate and current Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem is letting Wade know that Miami would welcome him back with open arms. Haslem recently joined the “Joe Rose Show” to send the message out to Wade: “My advice to him […]

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With rumors swirling that Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are likely headed towards a contract buyout, Wade’s former teammate and current Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem is letting Wade know that Miami would welcome him back with open arms.

Haslem recently joined the “Joe Rose Show” to send the message out to Wade:

“My advice to him is, ‘Hey, we’d love to have you but take it one step at a time, take it one step at a time,'” Haslem said. “The situation with Chicago and everything that’s going on it’s just a frustrating situation on both sides and I think he just made a decision based on frustration.”

He continued to express that Wade’s time in Chicago may very well be coming to an end:

“We kind of understand the direction Chicago is going in,” he explained. “We kind of understand the direction that Dwyane wants to go in the last couple of years of his career. The business side of things sometimes doesn’t always allow both sides to exist.”

Haslem’s words come just one day after Heat star Hassan Whiteside sent a clear message on Twitter pointing to his interest in reuniting with Wade as well.

According to ESPN‘s initial report, a contract buyout between Wade and the Bulls may still be months away, but if a buyout does take place, Wade would be able to sign with any team for a pro-rated minimum. If Haslem’s words are of any indication, it appears Wade would be more than welcome to continue his career back in Miami.

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Report: ESPN Analyst Claims Dwyane Wade Will Be Back in Miami After Buyout http://heatnation.com/rumors/report-espn-analyst-claims-dwyane-wade-will-be-back-in-miami-after-buyout/ http://heatnation.com/rumors/report-espn-analyst-claims-dwyane-wade-will-be-back-in-miami-after-buyout/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:52:27 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22399 With recent reports saying that Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are on their way to reaching a contract buyout, many have already expressed their hope that Wade will end up back on the Miami Heat. It now seems that that hope could very well become a reality. On Thursday, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith predicted that Wade will […]

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With recent reports saying that Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are on their way to reaching a contract buyout, many have already expressed their hope that Wade will end up back on the Miami Heat.

It now seems that that hope could very well become a reality.

On Thursday, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith predicted that Wade will likely head back to the team that he was drafted by and won three NBA championships with once he is granted a contract buyout.

“I fully expect Dwyane Wade to be gone by the NBA trading deadline, if not before, and it’s only going to be one of two places,” Smith said. “He is going to go back to Miami, because they are going to hold that mid-level exception for Dwyane Wade. Pat Riley and them know they should have never lost him. Pat Riley and them know they should have never let that man walk out the door. Yeah they both played a role in it to some degree, but the bottom line is he should have been treated and appreciated a little bit better, he is D-Wade, that is Wade County, and they would have been in the playoffs last year if he had been in Miami. But since that did not happen, they are going to realize the errors of their ways and they are going to get him back.”

Smith continued to say that Heat fans may have to be patient before seeing the all-time great in Miami once again.

“It will either be this season, or he’ll make a pit stop in Cleveland for one final championship run with LeBron James before going back to Miami,” he said. “But he will end up back in Miami because dammit that’s where he belongs and they are not the same without him. Period.”

Watch what else Smith had to say about Wade below.

A lot must be done before Wade actually suits up in a Heat uniform once again, but if Smith is to be believed, it is only a matter of time.

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Former NFL Wide Receiver Recruits Dwyane Wade to Miami http://heatnation.com/media/former-nfl-wide-receiver-recruits-dwyane-wade-to-miami/ http://heatnation.com/media/former-nfl-wide-receiver-recruits-dwyane-wade-to-miami/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:13:42 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22379 When news broke on Wednesday about a possible buyout for Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, former NFL wide receiver and current South Florida resident Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson called on the Miami Heat superstar to return to South Beach. Come home big bruh so we can play FIFA on the jumbotron at American Airlines Arena #305 https://t.co/ErTKl61m5s […]

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When news broke on Wednesday about a possible buyout for Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, former NFL wide receiver and current South Florida resident Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson called on the Miami Heat superstar to return to South Beach.

Johnson, as many of his Twitter followers know, is an avid FIFA player who routinely challenges and beats strangers at the popular soccer game. He also clearly has a strong friendship with Wade, as they spent the day together at a Big3 game just two days ago.

The former Cincinnati Bengals star wideout’s recruiting efforts are admirable, but any chance of Wade returning to Miami will have to commence with a successful buyout, which could take months.

Johnson was not the only person excited about the news. In fact, current Heat center Hassan Whiteside gave his nod of approval using an appreciative GIF. The season is still some months away, but the excitement of a possible Wade reunion is clearly building.

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Hassan Whiteside Reacts to Rumors of Dwyane Wade’s Expected Buyout http://heatnation.com/media/hassan-whiteside-reacts-to-rumors-of-dwyane-wades-expected-buyout/ http://heatnation.com/media/hassan-whiteside-reacts-to-rumors-of-dwyane-wades-expected-buyout/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:21:21 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22365 The potential prospect of Dwyane Wade getting bought out of his Chicago Bulls contract has the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside excited about a possible reunion. That became clear from his subtle post on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/VxoTfPCbVc — Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) August 16, 2017 The GIF is a scene from the 1972 film, “Jeremiah Johnson,” […]

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The potential prospect of Dwyane Wade getting bought out of his Chicago Bulls contract has the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside excited about a possible reunion. That became clear from his subtle post on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

The GIF is a scene from the 1972 film, “Jeremiah Johnson,” starring Robert Redford, with the visual clearly indicating Whiteside’s desire to see Wade back in a Miami uniform for the 2017-18 season.

Right now, the 35-year-old Wade remains a property of the Bulls, but with that franchise having begun a rebuilding program, the likelihood of it keeping a veteran player making $23.8 million for this season seems remote. The veteran played the first 13 years of his career with the Heat before leaving in free agency 13 months ago. However, he’s made it clear that a reunion with the Heat isn’t out of the question.

During Wade’s final season with Miami in 2015-16, Whiteside came into his own as an NBA center, leading the league with an average of 3.7 blocked shots per game. Last season, Whiteside ended up as the NBA leader in rebounds, grabbing an average of 14.1 per game.

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NBA Rumors: Dwyane Wade Expected to Reach Buyout With Chicago Bulls http://heatnation.com/media/nba-rumors-dwyane-wade-expected-to-reach-buyout-with-chicago-bulls/ http://heatnation.com/media/nba-rumors-dwyane-wade-expected-to-reach-buyout-with-chicago-bulls/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:06:16 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=22361 When Dwyane Wade decided to leave the Miami Heat as a free agent in July 2016 to sign a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, he was leaving the only team that he had ever played for during his 13-year NBA career. At the time, the prospect of Wade ever donning a Heat jersey again […]

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When Dwyane Wade decided to leave the Miami Heat as a free agent in July 2016 to sign a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, he was leaving the only team that he had ever played for during his 13-year NBA career. At the time, the prospect of Wade ever donning a Heat jersey again seemed far-fetched, but the current rumor mill is indicating that the Bulls could be just months away from buying out Wade’s contract.

Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports that due to the Bulls having undertaken a rebuilding plan, the 35-year-old Wade and his $23.8 million salary for the upcoming year are the chief reasons why the buyout is expected:

“Dwyane Wade isn’t long for the organization’s future and is expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months.”

Right now, that information is just speculative, since Bulls general manager John Paxson and head coach Fred Hoiberg have indicated that no buyout is in the works. However, over the past couple months, the Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota and lost Rajon Rondo to free agency, and with a playoff berth a longshot at best, a more realistic assessment is that Wade will become available soon.

If that happens, the Heat are a strong possibility to re-sign him. The animosity between Wade and the organization in the immediate aftermath of the signing has ended, with Wade indicating earlier this year that he could end his career with the Heat after all.

The idea of Wade choosing another potential destination like the Cleveland Cavaliers has faded over the past few months. That’s because of that franchise’s front office turmoil and the uncertain status of Wade’s close friend LeBron James beyond next season.

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