While the 2014 NBA Finals were nothing short of a complete disaster for the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade still has nothing but love for the teammates who helped him reach that point in the first place.
The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA Championship on Sunday night, eliminating the Heat with an impressive 104-87 victory at home. The Heat had qualified for four-straight NBA Finals appearances in the Wade/Bosh/James era since 2010. They’ve won two NBA Championships during that time, including in 2013 against the Spurs.
Wade took to his Instagram account to post a photo of himself, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, using the following captain in his description:
Win or lose… These are my brothers… Plus 12 others that’s not pictures here. We win together as champions and lose together as champions. #HeadsHigh
In Game 5, Wade scored just 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting, including three turnovers in 36 minutes of action. He had been hobbled by knee issues throughout the series, although he still managed to average 15.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists against the Spurs.
“I just struggled a little bit,” Wade said on Sunday, per Michael Wallace of ESPN. “As I told you guys, I’m never going to point at anything physically. I felt fine. I just struggled a little bit offensively. You know, I wish I could have done more, but it’s the nature of the game. So [it's] nothing physically at all.”
The Heat now face a summer of uncertainty as Wade, along with Bosh and James, can opt out of his contract on July 1.