The Dwyane Wade article in the Los Angeles Times has an easy, mellow title about how Wade is getting used to his live in Sherman Oaks, California, where he moved after his Miami Heat retirement to start his new life in Hollywood.
But the mellow header is misleading — inside the article Wade reveals he has no idea what the future holds. And he sounds anything but mellow about it. Yup, Wade uses the age-old super-teaser about coming back to the NBA: “never say never,” Wade says, even as he says he’s “done.” Can’t have it both ways, DWade!
He’s still in great shape, obviously:
Wade reveals he’ll be a regular at the Staples Center, working out with his pal LeBron James before games. And Wade dropped word that he’s on the lookout for new opportunities to “pass down his knowledge” to young players and whatever else may be in the offing. And he’s staying in shape because basketball remains among those future possibilities.
Wade is quoted as saying:
“I’m done, but my trainer is going to keep me in shape just in case something happens. I’m going to stay in shape because you never know. Never say never.”
Wait, what? Wade just made the NBA rounds with a farewell tour as grand as any player has ever had — including LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. But the scenario of joining James on this Lakers superteam may be just too tempting… remember you don’t get to be Dwyane Wade without being hungry and open to possibilities. Keep in mind this also: during Wade’s final season, he could still really play.