5 great quotes to entertain Dwyane Wade fans

Mon, Jul 5

The word went out early Monday morning to Miami Heat fans. Show up at 8 a.m. and welcome Dwyane Wade back to South Florida, they were told. So they did.

Right time. Wrong location.

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Doug Benc/Getty ImagesWill Dwyane Wade stay in Miami? His fans are worried.

Wade arrived back in Miami, but instead of flying on a private jet into a charter facility -- as the Heat marketing department expected -- he took a commercial flight from Charleston, S.C., into one of the airport's main terminals.

So about 50 Heat fans, as well as a handful of team employees, left without a glimpse of Wade, who is expected to decide his playing future in the coming days.

So, while we're waiting, let's look at 5 great quotes about Wade:

1. "It's kind of ridiculous that you're this good."

-- Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni, said to Wade after he destroyed the Knicks in a game

2. "Wade creates moments that make you forget you're a coach."

-- Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy

3. "It's my job to make him the best player to ever play the game before I leave. I think I have the ability to do that, and I think he has the ability to become that."

-- Shaquille O'Neal

4. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away. That's what Dwayne is all about."

-- Pat Riley, on Wade

5. "I just give him the ball and get out of the way."

-- Point guard Jason Williams asked what he did to help Wade succeed as the MVP of the 2006 NBA Finals