LeBron James’ Iconic Teammate Dwyane Wade Refuses to Mimic Tom Brady’s ‘5 Minute’ Retirement: “Absolutely Not..”

Published 05/13/2022, 2:34 PM EDT

Dwyane Wade was one of the most electrifying superstars in the game of basketball when he was at his peak. The Miami Heat legend was a force of nature on the offensive side of the ball. And played bigger than his size in defense, too. After winning three NBA championships with the Miami Heat Dwyane finally retired from the game at the end of the 2018-19 season. When recently asked if he had any comeback plans, he had this to say.

Wade recently went on the Ellen show where DeGeneres asked him if Tom Brady in anyway inspires him to think about ‘unretiring.’ D-Wade had a quick response and said, “Absolutely Not. Like I feel better when I wake up in the morning…knees not hurt, my hips not hurt….I am not stressing as much”. Wade brought up his age and the idea of not taking up any more playing pressure. “I get stressed trying to be good all the time. once you reach a level everyone expects you stay at that level and I am 40,” he added.

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Dwyane Wade – The Flash

The Miami Heat selected Dwyane Wade as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. The Heat had not been competitive for quite some when Wade was picked, but he instantly changed that. In 2004, Pat Riley paired Wade with the dominant Shaquille ‘O Neal, and it all paid dividends in 2006. Miami stumbled to a quick 0-2 deficit against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals, after which Dwyane Wade Wade took control of the series. He scored over 30 points in four consecutive games and guided Miami to the franchise’s first NBA Championship.

DALLAS – JUNE 20: Series MVP Dwyane Wade #3 and Shaquille O’Neal #32 of the Miami Heat celebrate together after the Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in game six of the 2006 NBA Finals on June 20, 2006 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Heat won 95-92 and win the series 4-2. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

After going through a rough patch as a team, the Miami Heat made some important roster changes in 2010. They signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to former a powerful trio alongside Dwyane Wade. The move resulted in four straight trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships. Wade’s nickname was the Flash because of his extraordinary speed on the court, and he’s undoubtedly one of the greatest players of his generation.

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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.

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