The Miami Police Department had a clever way of saying their congratulations, tweeting a missing person's flyer with Wade's picture on it saying he had been recovered. "Welcome home", they wrote.
Here's a look at the projected starting lineup and roster with Wade back in Miami.
Despite playing in a career-low 39 games thus far this season, Hood, 25, is shooting career-best percentages from the field, three-point range and the charity stripe. But, after a contract dispute, Wade left to go to Chicago in free agency in 2016 and subsequently teamed up with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
Wade, 36, will return to South Florida, the scene of his greatest achievements in the National Basketball Association, having won the league's scoring title in the 2008-09 season averaging 30.2 points per game. What prompted Wade's departure to the windy city was the Heat's total disregard for re-signing the superstar that had brought the city of Miami its first three championships.
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Wade returning to South Florida to presumably end his career wearing his true colors is, just as Carmelo Anthony said, only right.
He has played 46 games with the Cavaliers averaging 11.2 points.
"This is definitely a playoff team", Wade said. It's Miami's only home game between now and February 24, and Wade doesn't want to make fans wait. They now add a solid bench scorer and the Heat currently hold the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. "This is a team that a lot of teams around the National Basketball Association respect because of the way that they play the game".
Wade arrives to a Heat team that sits No. 7 in the East postseason race.