D-Wade’s Ultimatum to the Heat

by July 07, 2009

Dwyane made it very clear to his employer what they need to in order to retain his services: “Dwyane Wade said Monday that simply making the playoffs is not enough to satisfy him, and his long-term commitment to the Heat hinges largely on the team becoming a championship contender again. He also expressed concern that other teams have passed the Heat in the Eastern Conference hierarchy this summer…’As it stands today, 2010 is an opt-out year for me, and I’m looking forward to 2010. As I said to Pat Riley, I’m all about winning. I want to make sure we’re putting ourselves in position to not just win games, to not just get in the first round, but to compete for a championship. And if it’s not happening this year, then me signing that deal to give myself flexibility is pointless. I will wait until that’s happening.”’