Dwyane Wade spoke candidly about his time with the Miami Heat in an hour-long sit down with NBA super reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, providing glowing praise of his first franchise but also criticism for how things ended.

In talking about the Heat’s recent 13-game winning streak, Wade thought it was “remarkable,” going as far as saying it was “just as impressive” as the 27-game winning streak the Heat tallied with Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh during the 2012-13 NBA season. I’d agree considering the inferior talent level on this year’s squad.

Keep in mind, Wade was being probed about his history in Miami by Woj throughout the podcast and the future Hall of Famer didn’t back down, giving straight answers. However I can certainly see how some of them may poke Heat fans the wrong way.

The highlights of the interview can be found in the Twitter thread below but you should carve out an hour to listen. It was the best and more transparent interview Wade has given since leaving Miami last summer.

Here’s where there is a disconnect because Wade’s agent, Henry Thomas, was the same agent for Chris Bosh at the time. It’s been reported by Dan Le Batard that Thomas gave the Heat an ultimatum that may not have represented his clients’ best interests.

That last bit, which Wade elaborated on by saying he feels he doesn’t have a big ego, seems understated. While Wade was one of the more selfless superstars in recent memory, sacrificing numbers and dollars throughout his prime, it wasn’t as apparent by the way things ended in Miami.

This is true both on and off the court. There’s no question the Heat would’ve been a better team last year had Wade handed the reigns over to a more efficient and younger Goran Dragic, optimizing the Heat’s offense while Wade embraced more of an off-the-ball role.

Wade also made money the biggest reason for leaving. I think the Heat wanted him back at the end of the day but they just flat-out weren’t comfortably compromising their future in doing so. After all it’s a capped league and every contract needs to be viewed through a cost-benefit prism.