Wade, Ginobili Won't Rush Retirement Decisions

Wade, Ginobili Won't Rush Retirement Decisions

Wade, Ginobili Won't Rush Retirement Decisions

The Miami Heat's playoff run came to an end on Tuesday night in a 104-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5.

Despite the competitiveness with which they played, the Heat now head into the offseason with questions surrounding Hassan Whiteside's future with the team, as well as the possible retirement of franchise legend Dwyane Wade.

"I love Philly, but ain't gonna be no breaking news here in Philly", Wade said lightheartedly. With Wade's role with the Cavs clearly in jeopardy, Cleveland wanted to "do right" by Wade and traded him back to Miami for a protected second-round pick. All of these frustrations reached a boiling point as the regular season came to a close when he called it "bullsh*t" that the Heat go small against teams that lack size.

A 12-time All-Star and the victor of three National Basketball Association titles, Wade was part of the Heat side beaten 104-91 by the Philadelphia 76ers in game five of their series.

Wade began the 2017-2018 season as a member of the Cavaliers after a one-year stint with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, ended with a buyout agreed to by both parties, but by mid-season, the roster changed over from a heavily veteran-laden team to one with several players who were in the early stages of their careers.

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Wade's wife, Gabrielle Union, took to social media to address the topic of her husband's future. Wade admitted that he has thought about retiring, but said that he won't make an official decision until during the summer.

If this is it, Wade is a lock-Hall of Famer with three championships (2006, 2012-13), one NBA Finals MVP (2006) and 12 All-Star Game selections (2005-2016) to his name. Simmons, 21, is one of the favorites to win the Rookie of the Year award after averaging 15.8 points, 8.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Wade was traded to Miami from Cleveland before the deadline in February.

"It meant a lot. At least give me a chance", he said after the game, per Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. In the playoffs, however, he played only 15.4 per game. I feel like I know those guys and it's like family. Each day he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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