"I had 13 great years in Miami," Wade said. "I have no ill will toward the organization. I wish them nothing but success in their future. But right now, it’s what’s best for me. It’s unfortunate that a lot of stuff played out in media, whether it was right or it was wrong, but at the end of the day, like I said, I have no ill will. They drafted me, they gave me an opportunity to live my dream out. I thank them for putting me on that platform to go out and try to be great."
Wadded added that he had to treat his decision like a businessman, just like the Heat make decisions as a business: "At the top of the chain, they have a business to run. And it's their job to run it any way they want to. My business is myself and it's my job to look out for me."