Wade all smiles on first day back with Heat

Dwyane Wade met with the press on his first day back with the Miami Heat on Friday and could not have been happier.

Dwyane Wade had a press conference with the Miami media Friday, his first day back as a member of the Miami Heat.

The 36-year-old future Hall of Famer, who spent the first 13 seasons of his career as a member of the Heat, was traded back home by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Courtesy of the Miami Herald, here’s everything Wade had to say (video link):

▪ On how he found out he was being traded:

“So, about 11:45 a.m. I left my house. I was headed into the practice gym in Cleveland. It was all day before we traveled so I was going to get some work in. And about 12 o’clock I got a text from my agent Leon Rose said ‘Calling me 9-1-1.’ I haven’t gotten a lot ‘911 call me now’ messages on the trade deadline throughout my career. So I knew it was something.”

▪ On what agent Leon Rose told him:

“At first, it was the possibility of [the trade]. He told me about the conversation from Cleveland’s side. He said it was a conversation, something that was being talked about. Obviously, I had to agree to it. And I definitely agreed to it. Then it went from there. From there, it was just kind of waiting to see how everything worked out and played [out]. So I decided to go and finish my day until I found out. Actually, it was just me and LeBron [James] at the practice gym. We had lunch planned. So I said, ‘Well, since it finally happened and I’m going to Miami, let’s go have this last bad lunch. Because I’ve got to do body fat tomorrow.’ Let me go enjoy this food. I kind of had a sendoff lunch. And then I got on a plane and came here.”

▪ On his thought process Thursday night when he landed and got off the plane:

“I don’t know. Still now, everything is still working itself through my mind and body. But definitely landing and seeing familiar faces was more kind of more of — ‘OK, this is a little bit more real.’ I think every step of the way, it’s becoming a little bit more real. Walking in here this morning going to the trainers and then seeing my teammates come in, it’s all just happening fast. But I was definitely shocked. At the same time, I was over-the-moon excited. So I definitely had a lot of different emotions. But it’s all working itself through my body right now.”