Things have changed a lot since 2014 in Miami.
LeBron James departed in free agency and has since brought Cleveland its first ever NBA title.
Chris Bosh has been bogged down by blood clots and doesn't look like he will ever suit up for the Heat again, despite having three years left on a $118,705,300 contract, some of which Miami will hope to claw back.
But, most of all, Dwyane Wade now plays for his hometown franchise, the Chicago Bulls.
However, during the broadcast of Wade's return to Miami this week, TNT’s David Aldridge revealed that general manager Pat Riley had made a surprising admission to him prior to the contest.
“Riley told me before the game that, if he had to do it over again, in the summer of 2014, after LeBron James left and went back to Cleveland, we should have given Wade a max deal as well as Chris Bosh, as the team did,” Aldridge said, according to Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk.
“‘That was wrong. I should have, we should have given him that. That’s a big second-guess, but that’s on me.’”
Riley's lowball offer is what drove Wade to leave this summer and it appears as though he has learned his lesson.
The shooting guard spent 13 years in South Beach and collected three championship rings, two of which the 'Big Three' yielded from four straight trips to the Finals.