D-Wade mulling return for 16th NBA season.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is undecided whether he'll return for a 16th NBA season, and it doesn't look like we'll have a definitive answer anytime soon.
After Miami's Game 5 loss in Philadelphia last night, Wade was asked about his future in the league and although he acknowledged that the thought has crossed his mind, he says that's not his focus right now.
"That's not my focus," he told reporters on Tuesday, according to NBA.com. "Fresh off this NBA season, my 15th year, I sit back and think about that. Then I dive and throw myself into my family. They're next on my bucket list, making sure I'm there for them. And when it comes to the basketball side of it, which is a long time away from now, then I'll think about that."
"I love Philly, but ain't gonna be no breaking news here in Philly. I'm sorry. I appreciate [the concern], but let me worry about that later."
In regards to the Sixers, Wade says, "I think they grew up and learned some things from us and the way we pushed them. You want to see good things. I mean, these guys are the future of the NBA, and the NBA is in great hands with Ben and Joel and those guys."
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra didn't have much to say on the subject of Wade's potential retirement, telling reporters, ''You're going to make me emotional if we start to think about that or talk about that right now."
Wade's wife Gabrielle Union took to twitter after the elimination game to praise her husband for being a damn legend and an icon.