Dwyane Wade Hinting at Joining LeBron James?
Wade, on why he even would consider an extension this summer, when he can otherwise opt out in 2010 or allow his contract to expire in 2011: "There are advantages. I think one of the biggest advantages is making a commitment to the organization that you want to call your organization and have other players say, ‘Well, Dwyane is there,’ and they might want to be a part. But, at the same time, I signed the contract for a reason, to have flexibility. You want to use that flexibility, as a player."
Wade, on the lack of coincidence that he and LeBron James hold the same contract with the same escape clauses: "Of course me and LeBron talked about it. We both signed this deal together. But we didn’t sign the deal saying that we were going to play together. We just signed the deal giving ourselves flexibility."