Sorry Miami Heat Fans, Dwyane Wade Is As Good As Gone Next Season

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IAugust 4, 2009

ATLANTA - APRIL 29:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks up as his team falls behind by 20 points in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on April 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defeated the Heat 106-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

From the perspective of a dedicated Miami Heat fan, the title of this article means nothing short of absolute fighting words.

But when the face of a franchise speaks out to the world and let's fans know that he wants his team to return to title contention and for some reason the organization does not listen, history has proven that this situation will turn out to be nothing but trouble.

After averaging the most points per game in the NBA last season (30.2 PPG) and basically carrying his entire team on his shoulders all season long, Dwyane Wade has certainly gained the right, as a top five best player in the league, to publicly demand the Heat organization to make a move not only for Wade's own benefit, but the entire team's as well.

"I want to make sure that we stay competitive and we have an opportunity to win championships, like I've done before," Wade said. "I don't want to be content with winning games. I don't want to win games. I want to win championships. That's what I'm all about."

Those are some powerful and sincere words from a truly dedicated leader who indubitably wants his team to simply bring him some help to contend for the title during the upcoming season.

Since history tends to inevitably repeat itself, let's take a look at the past face of franchise athletes that departed from their beloved organization for the main reason that the team could not surround them with talent in order to win championships.


Kevin Garnett

Garnett played for the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 straight seasons, making it to the Western Conference Finals only one time during that span.

I'm sure most NBA fans remember the emotional interview that KG had back when he was in Minnesota and he literally cried for the entire show, stating that all he wanted to do was win a championship.

The Minnesota organization had arguably the biggest superstar in the league, a face of the franchise type of guy, and all he ever asked for was a little help to make his dream come true.

Since that never happened, Garnett demanded a trade for the one fact that he did not believe that the T-Wolves could emerge into title contention anytime soon.


Tracy McGrady

McGrady played for the Orlando Magic during the prime of his career, not ever advancing past the first round of the NBA playoffs in those four seasons.

T-Mac won his first scoring title during the '02-'03 NBA season and another in the '03-'04 season.

With Grant Hill injured, the Orlando Magic were nothing more than a one man show.

Since the Magic organization never gave T-Mac any help whatsoever, he commanded a trade and was shipped off to Houston shortly after.


Vince Carter

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