After rumors that he had a big contract offer from China, and with some of his huge NBA star friends changing teams, there has been a lot of intrigue surrounding Dwyane Wade's future.
Over the weekend, he made a pretty big revelation: if he was going to return to basketball, it would only be for one team in the world: the Miami Heat.
On Tuesday night, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 in Houston reported that he is set to do just that.
His report made the rounds, with a few different websites picking it up. It felt a bit strange, of course, that a local radio reporter from a city that has nothing to do with Wade would get this big scoop.
This morning, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype had a report to the contrary:
Now Dwyane Wade has responded to the report about his return to the Heat next season.
In true 2018 fashion, Wade called the report "fake news."
That doesn't mean Wade will definitely retire. Just yesterday he was working out with some former (and potentially, current) teammates.
However, it sounds like things are up in the air.
Another longtime member of the Heat could be set to return soon, though. Udonis Haslem, who was in that run with Wade pictured above, has had "direct conversations" with the team, and could be nearing a return, per the AP's Tim Reynolds.
The Heat have held the door open for Haslem, who has only played for Miami in his 15-year NBA career, and the team is doing the same for Wade. Both joined the franchise in 2003, when Wade was the No. 5 pick, and Haslem was signed as a free agent after going undrafted in 2002.