Dwyane Wade On Playing Again: “Never Say Never”

After a highly publicized and emotional farewell tour last season, Heat legend Dwyane Wade hung up his sneakers to retire from the NBA. Since the conclusion of last season, the possibility of Wade returning to play has lingered.

Wade, 37, was still productive in his final season, averaging 15.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG in 72 games (two starts) for the Heat. While promoting the new NBA 2K20 video game, which he graces the cover of for the Legend Edition, Wade addressed the possibility of coming out of retirement like Michael Jordan did (Twitter link).

“I don’t know, I think these young players are way too fast and way too athletic for me,” Wade said. “You never say never, but I don’t think so.”

Wade already teased that if he came out of retirement, it’d be to join the Heat and Miami’s big offseason acquisition, Jimmy Butler. For now, however, Wade will remain retired.

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5 thoughts on “Dwyane Wade On Playing Again: “Never Say Never”

  1. dtrainriotmaker

    Didn’t he try that already which Chicago and jimmy butler ? He is gonna stay retired

  2. Jeff Zanghi

    My guess is he stays retired but I’m also guessing the comments are coming from a place where he feels kind of sad/lost not gearing up for the season this time of year like he has for the past almost 2 decades! I imagine it must be kind of tough when you’re going through it for the first time.

  3. PapiElf

    Interesting fact: The reason Dwyane Wade’s name is spelled that way is that there was a mistake on his birth certificate but his parents liked the way it was spelled so they kept it that way.

    • Interesting fact 2: PapiElf was also a mistake when he was born, but his parents decided to make the best of it as they could.

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