The details of the separation may have gotten a little messy, but when the smoke clears, Dwyane Wade is still the greatest player in Miami Heat history. So the franchise is smart to pay homage to Wade, even though his departure for the Chicago Bulls was motivated by growing tension between the three-time NBA champion and the leadership within the organization.
On Friday, the Heat are running a massive merchandise promotion: All Dwyane Wade gear will be sold for $13 -- T-shirts, jerseys, you name it. That's a great price to snag something with Wade's name on it.
Heat announce Friday "all Dwyane Wade merchandise will be sold for $13.00 at all The Miami HEAT Store locations." For his 13 Heat seasons.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 7, 2016
As one would expect, fan demand for Wade gear is high -- everyone wants to get one last piece of the star as he leaves for Chicago. But the flood of traffic was too much for the team's online store to handle -- it crashed early Friday morning:
legit can't even get on the Miami Heat Store website because obviously half of the fan base is currently trying too! save some for me
— Tiffany Garrett (@TiffffG) July 8, 2016
lol the Miami Heat store website crashed because fans are trying to buy @DwyaneWade stuff.
— Veronika Quispe (@veronika_quispe) July 8, 2016
Keep trying, though, Heat fans -- the $13 sale is good for today only.