Dwyane Wade thanks Miami Heat fans with billboard advert

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Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat career came to an end this summer as he surprisingly signed with his hometown franchise on a two-year, $47 million deal.

The Chicago Bulls have acquired Wade as they look to return to the playoffs after finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference, but it's going to take some time for everyone to adjust to the image of the shooting guard wearing the red of Chi-Town.

After 13 highly successful years with the Sunshine State franchise, Wade took it upon himself to thank the fans for their support throughout that time as he led the organisation to three NBA titles.

The 34-year-old paid for a billboard advert that simply said 'Thank You Miami' with his signature and a portrait image.

Many Heat fans were sad and angry to see their greatest ever player leave the franchise, and a lot of the frustration has been aimed at Pat Riley for his role in contract negotiations during the moratorium period.


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Dwyane Wade (L) and Shaquille O'Neal (R)

The Heat's roster looks significantly different without the number three and the organisation is embarking on a new era with Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and young talents Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson.

As for Chicago, Wade has the chance to write a new chapter in his story. The first issue is finding the chemistry balance between himself, Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler.

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