Dwyane Wade is signing with the Chicago Bulls after spending his first 13-years in the league with the Miami Heat. Wade won three titles in Miami and was the face of the franchise. Pat Riley was there when the Heat drafted Wade in 2003. He coached him to his first title in 2006, was still there as an executive as he won in 2012 and 2013, and was a major part of the decision-making group that decided to let him leave. Wednesday night, Riley shared his feelings about Wade’s departure with Dan Le Batard via text. Via the Miami Herald:
"SADDDDDDD!!!! SO saddddddd!"
I mean, he says a lot more about how important Wade was to the organization and how families grow and change and stuff, but really all that matters is that Pat Riley typed “SADDDDDD!!!!!” in a text message. Pat Riley is 71 years old.
It should also be noted that this could be Riley being sarcastic, right? Oh yeah, I’m super sadddddd! Dwyane Wade not crippling our cap for the next couple seasons is badddddd! Just how good are the 2017 Draft and free agent classes again? Goodddddddd!