Sports fans are crazy people on a good day.
Full of hope and unbridled optimism.
But some Miami Heat fans are taking that old cliché to the next level by actively circulating the idea that Dwyane Wade could actually end up staying in South Beach next season.
Wade publicly announced earlier this week that he would be going to play in Chicago next season.
The Miami Heat organization has come to terms with this fact and has posted many positive memories of the franchise’s most legendary player for the past few days.
But despite all of this, many Heat fans refuse to let go.
After Wade seemed wistful and emotionally impacted in a press availability Saturday morning at a youth sports event he was sponsoring, some fans began to sense hope.
Wade did also say that he was a “Heat for life”. So there’s that too.
And then one reporter for the Palm Beach Post dropped a social media truth bomb that set #HeatNation ablaze:
Dwyane Wade hasn’t actually signed his Bulls contract yet. Chicago has made no public acknowledgement of his commitment.
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) July 9, 2016
#BringBackWade was born.
In a matter of hours, Heat fans made their rallying cry hashtag trending on Twitter and they organized an impromptu rally in front of the Jose Marti Gym (362 SW 4th ST Miami, FL 33130) for 8 AM on Sunday morning in order to convince Wade to stay. Wade will be at the venue for his youth skills camp.
So could it actually happen? Could a groundswell of love and affection convince a proud sports superstar to stay in Miami even though he would probably have to play for much less than he wants?
Weirder things have happened before.
And this is Miami after all. So who the hell knows.
— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) July 10, 2016
Simply.. Thank you for this article! https://t.co/3p6T7lIh3L
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 9, 2016
— itssyoboii kelvin (@FlashMVP3) July 10, 2016
So #BringBackWade is trending worldwide right now
— Heat F’N Nation (@RealVampKing) July 10, 2016
— Angel Resto (@angelresto28) July 10, 2016
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