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 3 weeks ago '07        #1
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Bkjj11  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x61
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D-Wade jumps into ownership of the Utah Jazz
 

 
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 3 weeks ago '05        #2
Hold That 
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I wonder what’s his percentage is..
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 3 weeks ago '09        #3
dadon85 
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Surprised he couldn't get a piece of the heat.

Jazz on the come up. Spida with flash in the building
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 3 weeks ago '17        #4
S PHX GOD 
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SB .330 #160 (-4)
now move them to Seattle
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 3 weeks ago '16        #5
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 dadon85 said
Surprised he couldn't get a piece of the heat.

Jazz on the come up. Spida with flash in the building
me too i thought mick was cool





mia a**holes for that

best player in franchise history should get sum perks

thats why i give og buss credit he always took care of his players, foe life
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 3 weeks ago '15        #6
BamaBoy91 
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U would think it would be the Miami Heat
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 3 weeks ago '15        #7
donnyyy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 dadon85 said
Surprised he couldn't get a piece of the heat.

Jazz on the come up. Spida with flash in the building
@MickyArison
I want to congratulate Dwyane on his recent announcement. We had discussed having him join our ownership group after his retirement but he was not prepared to commmit at the time. Of course I am disappointed that he didn’t reconsider. 1/2
@MickyArison
Having said that I wish him good luck and much success with the Jazz. To me Dwyane will always be a HEAT lifer. 2/2
Miami always takes care of their vets

They bought Tim Hardaway a house

Gave Udonis a lifetime contract lol

Got Zo on the bench

Had Juwan Howard on the coaching staff

and now this
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 3 weeks ago '05        #8
pnoi89  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Boss sh*t

 3 weeks ago '09        #9
TriniSoldier 
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Another reason you cant trust those florida majority men. Pushed d wade out at every opportunity smh
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 3 weeks ago '09        #10
dadon85 
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Wade said its a bigger dream than playing in the NBA
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 3 weeks ago '20        #11
UncleSpo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 dadon85 said
Surprised he couldn't get a piece of the heat.

Jazz on the come up. Spida with flash in the building
 BMC1000 said
me too i thought mick was cool





mia a**holes for that

best player in franchise history should get sum perks

thats why i give og buss credit he always took care of his players, foe life
 BamaBoy91 said
U would think it would be the Miami Heat
 TriniSoldier said
Another reason you cant trust those florida majority men. Pushed d wade out at every opportunity smh

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 3 weeks ago '16        #12
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 UncleSpo said
sh*t still seem weird, he might be trying to save face

if the offer was still on the table why would he go for utah, maybe mick offered him 2% or sum sh*t

aint it too conservative in utah for wade, dont really make since
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 3 weeks ago '07        #13
joshdogg26 
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good for him but disappointed it's not with the heat. just lost our lead recruiter.
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 3 weeks ago '04        #14
Big Stuwop 
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Utah ain’t gonna like his gay son
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Top 10 most slapped recently  3 weeks ago '21        #15
Young Defiant 
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n*gga wanna be LeBron SOO bad
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 3 weeks ago '15        #16
donnyyy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 BMC1000 said
sh*t still seem weird, he might be trying to save face

if the offer was still on the table why would he go for utah, maybe mick offered him 2% or sum sh*t

aint it too conservative in utah for wade, dont really make since
Maybe dudes trying to make a difference.

Its what Minnesota wasn't thinking with KG

Imagine being able to get prominent players there because Wade is out front somewhere and changed the way players perceive ownership.

 3 weeks ago '20        #17
BuiltForThis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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Wade gone drama and profit by makin Utah more gay friendly and tolerant.



South Beach been South Beach for quite some time.

 3 weeks ago '16        #18
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 donnyyy said
Maybe dudes trying to make a difference.

Its what Minnesota wasn't thinking with KG

Imagine being able to get prominent players there because Wade is out front somewhere and changed the way players perceive ownership.
i get it from utahs's perspective

but hey Shaq had to piece from the kings who he hated as a player

theres only 32 spots guess u gotta get in where u fit in
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 3 weeks ago '17        #19
Mario Chalmers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 UncleSpo said
You can tell Micky is bitter as he should be. He also blocked a bunch of Heat fan accounts on Twitter today lol.

This does kind of suck though. Oh well.
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 3 weeks ago '17        #20
Mario Chalmers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 BMC1000 said
sh*t still seem weird, he might be trying to save face

if the offer was still on the table why would he go for utah, maybe mick offered him 2% or sum sh*t

aint it too conservative in utah for wade, dont really make since
Yeah this feels weird as fu*k.

 3 weeks ago '20        #21
DaVibez 
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Why utah
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 3 weeks ago '17        #22
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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This is a great look

 3 weeks ago '07        #23
joshdogg26 
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seems like it had much more to do with getting along with Ryan Smith and opening up new business opportunities for him in tech. he's already part of micky's network.
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 3 weeks ago '05        #24
2 Pistolz 
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Edit: nevermind, I don't want to get fired today

 3 weeks ago '16        #25
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Mario Chalmers said
Yeah this feels weird as fu*k.

looks likes he just really fu*k with the utah owner knew him before he got the team, ima let Micky off the hook, Wade choose utah.

from espn

Wade, 39, met Smith on a San Clemente, California, golf course shortly after his retirement from playing in 2019, and they became fast friends. Wade wanted to understand about Smith's tech empire, including his company Qualtrics, and calls him a mentor. Smith, 42, raised the idea of Wade joining the ownership group upon completing a $1.66 billion purchase of the Jazz in October.

Wade didn't say whether he had significant conversations with Heat ownership surrounding a financial stake in the franchise where he spent 14-plus seasons of his career. He described his strong personal relationship with Smith and a shared vision for that business partnership as the driving force for securing the Jazz stake.

"The respect I that I have for that [Heat] organization will not go anywhere, the love that I have for the [Heat] fans -- that goes nowhere," Wade told ESPN. "But this is about the next phase of my life as an investor, a businessman, an entrepreneur. For me, this is an opportunity to grow."

Wade described a synergy to Smith's progressive vision of transforming the Jazz's success on the court -- including a league-leading 41-14 record -- into becoming a cultural leader in the community and state. Beyond Smith's lifelong love of the Jazz and basketball, his devotion to social causes made the organization an easy sell to Wade. Smith has dedicated a four-year college scholarship to an underserved student for every Jazz victory this season and partnered with Apple CEO Tim Cook to invest $4 million into the construction of eight Encircle homes, which provide safe-haven homes for LGBTQ youth and their families. Smith has embraced the Black Lives Matter movement, publicly supporting his players on those issues.

"We're not running away from the racial and social and LGBTQ conversations," Wade told ESPN. "I'm committed to doing the work. I talk about the LGBTQ community, which everyone knows is important to me. My daughter is part of that community.

"I don't look at this as only a Utah Jazz relationship. I look at this as a relationship that's multifaceted -- business, basketball, me being able to bring Ryan into my world just as he's bringing me into his world."

Wade has had a strong relationship with Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, who has regularly been compared to Wade since his arrival in the NBA.

"I call him 2.0," Wade told ESPN. "If there's a player similar to me, it's Donovan Mitchell."

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Mitchell had spent time shadowing Wade in South Florida.

"He wanted to ride in the car with me, go to the gym and shoot, and really wanted to pick my brain," Wade said. "He's on that short list of people who call me and talk for hours. We've got a big brother-little brother relationship."

From free-agent meetings to individual counsel, Wade said he is fully invested in the franchise's future. Wade, wife Gabrielle Union and family live in Los Angeles, a short flight from Utah. They spent Valentine's Day skiing in Park City. "I fell on my a*s a lot of times," Wade said. "Ryan is showing us every inch of Utah."



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