While attending a funeral last week for his longtime agent Henry Thomas, the next chapter of Dwyane Wade's Hall of Fame career began.
It was at that funeral that Wade — who on Thursday was traded from Cleveland back to Miami, where he spent 13 seasons and won three championships — mended fences with team president Pat Riley with nothing more than a hug.
"The hug that we embraced was real and it was all we needed," Wade told The Associated Press shortly after the trade. "That's it. That's all we both needed. I walked away and I felt better about everything, without even getting into anything."
The relationship between Wade and Riley hit a rough patch in the summer of 2016 during Wade's free agency, and contract negotiations ended with the franchise legend packing his bags for Chicago.
Less than two years later, he's back where it all began.
"Hank's still doing his job from above," said Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who, like Wade, was extremely close with Thomas.
Wade is available to play in Friday's home game against Milwaukee.
"I can't wait to get back to my environment," Wade said. "I can't wait to see the smile on my wife's face when she's sitting out tanning outside and all those things, and I can't wait for the drive to the arena that I can make with my eyes closed."