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The future Hall of Famer responded to a tweet by saying he’d only come out of retirement to play for the Miami Heat. He then playfully recruited Jimmy Butler to South Beach:
Nah bro. Let’s kill that rumor now. It would only be for the HEAT! @JimmyButler what’s good 😂😂😂 https://t.co/Va497k4uPt
Wade, 37, was never directly connected to the Lakers, though the team did have interest in him two years ago before he wound up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Los Angeles also needs to fill out its roster after agreeing to trade six players to the New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards.
As for Wade’s comment about Butler, ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe reported the four-time All-Star could hav