Dwyane Wade still feeling sting of Finals loss in mid July
Wade has spent some time with teammates since the Finals defeat, traveling to James' hometown of Akron, Ohio, last week to take part in a different camp for high school and college players. But time hasn't done much to ease the frustration of the Heat blowing large leads late in two the first four games to allow the Mavericks to take control and win the series going away in six games.
More than the lockout or China or where he might consider playing next season, that is something Wade still wakes up thinking about.
"The sting is still there, no question about it," Wade said. "It was a failure for the Miami Heat. It was a failed year for every team except for the Dallas Mavericks. They had the best year. But the things we did aren't erased, we had a darn good year. If we'd won the championship it would've been a pretty amazing year. It wasn't pretty amazing but it was pretty good."