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#pounditFriday, May 27, 2022

Dwyane Wade joked about unretiring to play with Jimmy Butler on Heat

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Jimmy Butler got his wish and was traded to the Miami Heat, which makes a Twitter exchange he had with Dwyane Wade over the weekend that much more interesting.

Wade was answering some questions on Twitter from fans on Friday night and was asked whether he would come out of retirement to team with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. He said he wouldn’t but joked that the situation he would come out of retirement for would be to team with Butler on the Heat.

He said that on Friday night, mind you. By Sunday night, the Heat had acquired Butler in a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. Oh, and let’s remind you that Butler was all about that possibility, sending a flirtatious response to Wade.

Wade was probably messing around, but Butler coming to the Heat is clearly a move that will reinvigorate the fanbase.

Wade retired after last season, his 17th in the league. He is 37 and averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game last season with the Heat.

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