Dwyane Wade certainly seems like he’s coming to grips with the fact that his NBA career will be over in the not-too-distant future. After his first game with the Miami Heat since the team acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wade bluntly said that he has no intention of leaving South Beach again. Wade didn’t expand on whether that means he sees an end to his Hall of Fame-caliber career sometime soon, but the message was clear: This is going to be his last stop, and when he decides to hang them up, he’ll play his final game in a Heat jersey. Since Wade is a legend, it’s fair to wonder if the franchise will do anything to celebrate him during his final game. While it may, Wade made it clear in a conversation with ESPN that the one thing he does not want is a massive retirement tour, a la the one Kobe Bryant (who Wade has talked to about such an event) had during his final season with the Lakers.
Dwyane Wade Has No Interest In Being Trotted Out On A Kobe Bryant-Like Farewell Tour By The Heat
Dime Magazine | Feb 13