Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has confirmed having talks with Dwyane Wade about acquiring a stake in the team following news of the former NBA guard having purchased an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz.
Arison has congratulated Wade via Twitter, also revealing Wade wasn’t ready to commit to buying a piece of the Heat when they discussed it after he retired. He expressed disappointment over his former franchise gem opting to buy elsewhere.
Heat fans aren’t exactly pleased with the decision either, based on some of the reactions on social media. Wade insists his love for the team and its fans remains the same – it’s unclear why he chose Utah over the team he played on for 14 years, however. Utah’s valuation likely made a franchise stake more affordable but that’s still conjecture.
Wade told ESPN he plans to play an active role in the Jazz’s affairs.