It felt inevitable all along. When it happened Thursday, unexpectedly, it felt instantly right.
Welcome home, Dwyane Wade.
Welcome back to the Miami Heat, where you spent 13 seasons and helped win three NBA championships as the greatest and most beloved player in franchise annals — maybe in all of South Florida sports history, above even Dan Marino.
Some news breaks like hearts do. This news broke like a piñata at a party, causing cheers and smiles all over town.
The Heat beat Thursday’s league trade deadline by dealing a conditional second-round draft pick to Cleveland for Wade as the Cavaliers spent the day detonating their roster in anticipation of a major reboot and LeBron James’ departure in free agency this summer.
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