Riley: The biggest mistake was not giving Wade a top salary. He was disappointed with me.

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 Riley: The biggest mistake was not giving Wade a top salary. He was disappointed with me.


That summer LeBron announced that he was going home from the Heat, while Riley offered Bosh a five-year top salary of 118 million, but only a two-year contract of 31.1 million. Wade left the Heat two years later and returned to his hometown to sign a contract with the Bulls. Riley said he knew it was 14 years before Wade was given a top salary that allowed the Heat totem to leave the team for the Bulls.

My biggest mistake in my life was not to give Wade and Bosh a top salary at the same time after LeBron left, and then rebuild around them. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Riley said, We were not trying to use Wade, but to save this money to sign another superstar.

We should grit our teeth. He is the soul of our team. We have just reached the finals for four consecutive years. They had already cut salaries for the team, and they had cut salaries for Miller and Haslem. So it was a good opportunity to compensate them, but we only gave Bosh a top salary instead of Wade. Riley went on to recall, If we had given it, he would have been here all the time, and he would never have left. This year will also be the last year of his contract, his fifth year.

I think sometimes it takes his sacrifice for granted, Riley explained. We all say its part of the business. Its all nonsense. He was really disappointed with us, and I felt very sad because I loved him very much. As the soul of the Heat, Wade has never been the highest paid player of the Heat in a season, which is ironic. After years of bulls and knights, he returned to the Heat before last years trading deadline. Im very happy when he comes back, Riley said. I dont think Ill ever forgive him if he ends up with another team instead of the Heat. Wades selection into the Hall of Fame and retired Jersey from the Heat will be a success. Riley also said that Wade deserves to build a statue of himself in front of the Heat Stadium. He deserves a statue, no doubt about it. All we have to think about is the shape of the statue, Riley said. Source: Netease Sports Author: Nanyangyu Responsible Editor: Huang Yu_NS1604

I think sometimes it takes his sacrifice for granted, Riley explained. We all say its part of the business. Its all nonsense. He was really disappointed with us, and I felt very sad because I loved him very much.

As the soul of the Heat, Wade has never been the highest paid player of the Heat in a season, which is ironic. After years of bulls and knights, he returned to the Heat before last years trading deadline.

Im very happy when he comes back, Riley said. I dont think Ill ever forgive him if he ends up with another team instead of the Heat.

Wades selection into the Hall of Fame and retired Jersey from the Heat will be a success. Riley also said that Wade deserves to build a statue of himself in front of the Heat Stadium.

He deserves a statue, no doubt about it. All we have to think about is the shape of the statue, Riley said.