MiamiHerald / Three minutes and 15 seconds had passed by and the Miami Heat was trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 9-0 on Friday night when AmericanAirlines Arena finally began the chant.
“We want Wade!” the crowd bellowed. “We want Wade!”
They got their wish about three and a half minutes later as Dwyane Wade checked into the game in his signature No. 3 uniform with 5:19 left to play in the first quarter.
The surreal moment was finally here. After the shocking trade came to fruition on Thursday, after he returned to the city later that night, after he warmed up with the team earlier on Friday and after spending the first 6:41 on the bench, Wade was finally back on the court playing for the franchise he built.