For a second there, Dwyane Wade was in free-agency limbo, having gone past flirting with the Chicago Bulls to taking them home, and leaving Pat Riley sitting at the bar alone, staring at his phone, and pretending to text someone. But the gravitational pull of Biscayne Bay proved too strong (sorry, North Shore), and Wade re-upped with the Heat, bringing along highly sought-after power forward Chris Bosh, who will play Wades Robin, because Superman never had a sidekick.
And so the Summer Groove All-Star Basketball Game, cohosted by Wade and legendary Heat star Alonzo Mourning, should be the celebratory event of the summer, although Wade might be met with a collective exhale instead of a cheer. The game, taking place this Sunday at the American Airlines Arena, will feature top current and former NBA players in an old-school vs. new-school showdown.
Sun., July 18, 1 p.m., 2010