NBA free agency has taken over the conversation of the entire sporting landscape.
The NBA’s free agency period officially opens on June 30th as top-tier free agents decide the next moves of their basketball careers.
One of those free agents includes Jimmy Butler.
Butler finished this past season with the Philadelphia 76ers and is in line to receive a max contract this summer.
The four-time NBA All-Star has been linked to the Sixers, Rockets, and even the Lakers.
A surprise team has now found themselves in play for Butler’s services, that team being the Miami Heat.
The Heat haven’t been talked about much during this free agency period due to limited cap space. Nonetheless, the team has been able to secure a meeting with Butler thanks to, none other than, Dwyane Wade.
Wade retired this past season from the Heat after what will be a hall of fame career.
The three-time NBA champion had an epic farewell tour and the Heat poured on the love for the superstar throughout the season.
Apparently the love that the Heat showered Wade with wasn’t lost on Butler.
According to AP NBA writer Tim Reynolds Butler’s,
“…mind was totally blown,”
by the love shown to Dwyane Wade during his final home game.
So much so that Butler wants to meet with the Heat to hear what the organization has to say.
Butler even tweeted at Wade about the notion of joining the Miami Heat.
The only way that Butler could wind up with the Heat would be through sign and trade though.
With the way that free agency has gone thus far, one never truly knows.
Flip the page to see how the Heat showered Wade with love this past season.