Rashard Lewis is no longer the baby-faced kid who entered the NBA straight out of high school in 1998.

He made that clear Wednesday when he told the South Florida media about his already graying hair. It was Lewis' way of saying his career is nearing an end and time is running out to win a championship. That's what made it an easy decision for him to sign with the Miami Heat for the league veteran's minimum of $1.3 million.