"I couldn't have asked for a better ending to how the season ended", Wade said. "I'm sorry. I appreciate y'all concern". "I've loved it. Each day that he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it".
"I just had to kind of pay my respect", Embiid said. They won the final two games against the Heat despite making just 7 of 31 and 7 of 28 of their three-point attempts, a large component of their offensive arsenal. The Sixers outlasted a scrappy Heat team that mucked up their first-round series.
As of right now, though, Wade isn't thinking about retirement. "Right after the game it was like, '(If it's) our last time going against each other, then it's been everything and more.' But I'll give you guys a more in-depth analysis of his career if he decides to hang 'em up".
Wade was traded from the Cavaliers in February after a deal at the trade deadline sent him back to the team that drafted him with the fifth pick in 2003.
First up at the close of the playoffs?
"Got the China trip again", Haslem said of Wade's marketing tour. "But things change. So we'll see". I think they grew up, and I think they learned some things from us and the way we pushed them. He averaged 16.6 points per game, twice eclipsing 25 points in the Heat's five playoff contests despite averaging a career playoff-low 25.4 minutes per game.
Additionally, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn't in much of a mood to address the topic, either, after Game 5.
In a tight financial market, the Heat are going to struggle to find a team with the space (or willing to create the space) to take on $51.5 million over two seasons. I believe in them guys. I don't know going into the summer of my 15th year, turning 37 next year, there's a lot of variables that go into it.