Heat Plan To Woo Wade Fails

by July 05, 2010

Bad omen for Floridians? The AP has the write-up: “The word went out early Monday morning to Miami Heat fans. Show up at 8 a.m. and welcome Dwyane Wade back to South Florida, they were told. So they did. Right time. Wrong location. Wade arrived back in Miami, but instead of flying on a private jet into a charter facility – as the Heat marketing department expected – he took a commercial flight into one of the airport’s main terminals. So about 50 Heat fans, as well as a handful of team employees, left without a glimpse of Wade, who is expected to decide his playing future in the coming days. ‘He’ll hear that we were here,’ said 20-year-old fan David Figueroa. ‘That’s enough, right?’ Sure enough, Wade’s representatives confirmed that the six-time All-Star was aware of the gathering, albeit after he left Miami International Airport…’Bad information,’ Heat executive vice president and chief marketing officer Michael McCullough told the sign-waving, T-shirt-donning group.”