Dwyane Wade sounded like an old sage who'd climbed the mountain already at media day in Chicago. The new Bull says there'll be no bull in the team's effort to come together -- but he recognized it's a bit late in life for a basketball change of this magnitude. He could have taken the easy way out, Wade said, but instead he opted to "not just fade to black in the comfortableness of Miami."
Sure it looks daunting, taking his 34-year-old legs on very different journey in a new uniform after a career with the Heat. But the fact is Wade would take the same punishment playing for Miami -- the physical isn't the problem. It's the pressure Wade has put on himself to produce in Michael Jordan's old town. He's got the perspective that comes with all his accomplishment, including three titles. ''It's basketball. It's just a sport, man," he said. "And I'm pretty good at it." No one is arguing with him about that.
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