Not even a season after his retirement, Dwyane Wade is considering an NBA return. In a chat with Arash Markazi of the LA Times, the 13x All-Star is keeping his options open as he adjusts to life outside of basketball.
“I’m done, but my trainer is going to keep me in shape just in case something happens,” Wade said, smiling. “I’m going to stay in shape because you never know. Never say never.”
Of course, rumors of a possible reunion with James on the Lakers will only intensify as the year progresses.
“You’re definitely going to see me out there,” Wade said. “I’ll be there early to work out with LeBron before the game starts. I just want to stay around it and be as involved as I can.”
After 16 years in the league, the basketball legend called it a career early last season, when he announced it would be his last. His "farewell" tour made for a fitting end, but it seems possible the end has not yet come for Wade's tenure in the NBA.
At 36-years-old, he averaged 15 points per game for the Heat. Count that along with his Championship experience and shining leadership, and it's easy to see the value he brings to a locker-room.
It seems like a long-shot now -- but, as the former Finals MVP proclaimed, never say never.