Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association.
In the off-season NBA, Wade announced his intentions to retire after the 2018–19 season, re-signing with the Miami Heat on September 18, 2019.
The return brag
His eldest child, Zaire, hinted that the former NBA shooting guard has been working out in order to potentially join a league, with the BIG3 league and The Basketball Tournament being cited in the past.
The elder Wade retired from the NBA following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.
Although he said that he would not join the BIG3 league last year, he expressed an affinity for the creative platform.
Offering former players the opportunity to still play professionally in a 3-on-3 format, the expanded 12-team league will begin its third season next month.
On Sunday night, Wade took to social media to shoot down talk of him joining any of the teams, while also stating his enthusiasm for the league itself.
BIG3 was formed in 2017 and offers both former NBA stars and international players the opportunity to play a distinctly different game in retirement.
Among the many differences is the fact that the contest is played in the half court. There is also a shot clock of 14 seconds and players have the chance of scoring four points with a deep shot from 30 feet away and beyond.
Wade would most likely thrive in such an environment, but having just retired, he’s eager to pursue some new opportunities. He’s also spoken of the reality of readjusting his approach to life in general in retirement by undergoing therapy.
The 2019 edition of BIG3 gets underway with three games on June 22 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The following day, three more contests will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Multiple former NBA players have competed in the BIG3 league. As a matter of fact, a few of the elder Wade’s former teammates have battled in the league. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Heat legend decided to take part in the entertaining program.
At the acme of his career, the elder Wade was one of the best basketball players on the planet. The 6-foot-4 pro played in five finals, won three championships, and is the Heat’s all-time leading scorer.
The 2006 NBA Finals MVP is considered the third-best shooting guard ever behind Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
Wade has career averages of 22.0 points, 5.4 assists and 4.7 boards per game.
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