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BOSTON - JUNE 13: Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat attends Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 13, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade isn't ready to give any answers. So he's not going to take any questions.
Not yet, anyway.
His appearance at a Tuesday morning news conference in South Florida was postponed, the latest chapter in a free agency saga that has the Miami Heat on edge about the possibility of losing him to another team.
Wade's youth basketball camp for children was beginning Tuesday, and part of the day's itinerary was to include a question-and-answer session alongside Alonzo Mourning about the charity weekend they will headline in South Florida later this month. Shortly after midnight Tuesday, officials for the charity event called the Summer Groove said the news conference would be rescheduled.
Wade's side had concerns that free agency would be the only matter discussed at the news conference, and there had been internal discussions for several days about canceling the event.
A free agent for the first time, Wade is torn between staying in Miami and playing elsewhere, most likely Chicago. He's had at least two conversations with the Bulls since free agency began last week, plus has met with the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.
Of course, he's also met with the Heat, first getting contacted just after the free-agent window opened at 12:01 a.m. last Thursday, then having an informal chat with team officials in Chicago. On Monday, Wade met with team owner Micky Arison, a few hours after arriving back in Miami for the first time since free agency began.
He's one of the three clear headliners of the free-agent crop, the others being LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Wade and Bosh, who are both represented by Chicago-based agent Henry Thomas, have been particularly close during free agency, holding some of their meetings in the same building in Chicago and dining together on occasion.
"They want to feel like they have evaluated everything about each situation," Thomas wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday. "It is fair to say, that the decision for both has been harder than either imagined."