Things Get Awkward After Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison Reacts To Former Heat Player Dwyane Wade Becoming Part-Owner Of Utah Jazz

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Everyone in Miami, including Heat owner Micky Arison, was caught off guard when Dwyane Wade announced he was planning to join the Utah Jazz organization as a minority owner.

On Friday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the former Miami Heat player had decided to purchase a stake in the Jazz due to his relationship with owner Ryan Smith.

Wade made sure to mention that he still had love for the Miami Heat despite his decision to join the Jazz organization.

Not long after Wade made his announcement, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison revealed that he had once made an offer to Wade to join the Heat organization as a minority owner but was turned down. Arison added that while he’s happy for Wade, he’s also disappointed the former Heat legend didn’t take him up on his offer.

NBA fans weren’t sure what to make of Arison’s statement.

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