The Powerful Words Dwyane Wade Said to Jimmy Butler to Convince Him to Sign With Miami Heat'
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Dwyane Wade is considered by many as the greatest player to ever don a Miami Heat jersey.

When he talks, especially about Miami, people listen. That was the case when Wade convinced Jimmy Butler to choose the Heat over any other team.

The power of his words seemed to be enough to sway Butler to decide that he had to come to South Beach.

The most probable reason why these words resonated so strongly with Butler is because of the journey that he had to go through the past few years.

Three seasons ago, Butler was enjoying a six-year tenure with the Chicago Bulls. Then, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves the following offseason.

One season later, he was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Saying that Miami is “a place for you” and that Butler “just fits” are the exact words that he likely needed to hear at a time when he had no home to speak of as a free agent.

The fact that it was coming from a former teammate whom he admires certainly meant a lot to the four-time All-Star as well. Wade and Butler played together for one season with the Bulls during the 2016-17 season. The two also share an alma mater in Marquette University, though their time with the Golden Eagles did not overlap.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.