Dwyane Wade Calls Michael Jordan’s Ex-Confidant “Worst Guy in the World” Despite Career Saving Efforts

Published 01/27/2024, 9:34 AM EST

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Dwyane Wade credits Tim Grover for a highly successful career. The Hall of Famer recently talked about the renowned personal trainer, going as far as to say that he saved his career. However, Wade also thinks that Grover might be the “Worst guy in the world” if you don’t show up on his requirements.

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Grover has a rich legacy in the NBA world. Training some of the greatest athletes to ever play the sport, Michael Jordan and the late, great Kobe Bryant. The 59-year-old is a strict taskmaster, and he has shown over the years why he is the absolute best at what he does.

During his recent appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy brought up MJ’s ex-confidant saying, “he trained you and Michael Jordan.” The 3x NBA champion was quick to correct the host saying, “Well, he trained Michael Jordan first. I like how you put me before Jordan.” Wade praised Grover for all the work he put in that made him worthy of a Hall of Fame career. He said, “He’s the nicest guy in the world until you get behind on reps. And he’s the worst person ever.”

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Wade then talked about how they two got together for this mission. He said, “I started with Tim when I first got in the NBA in 2003…I needed to get physically ready for the NBA. Heard about everything he did with Michael Jordan back in the Pistons-Bulls era. So, I went to him for that but when he really saved my career was when I had shoulder and knee surgery.” This was around the time when the highly celebrated The Redeem Team was being assembled.

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Wade wanted in on that team as it was about representing the country and redemption. That is when the magic of Grover kicked in as he got him ready for the 2008 Olympics despite some serious injuries in his side. Wade said, “I wanted to play in the Olympics but I was jacked up my whole left side.” Grover asked Wade to give him six weeks under his supervision. He said, “I need your undivided attention. I need you here every day. I need you to do all the things I tell you to do.”

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Wade obliged to every demand that was made by Grover and unsurprisingly, all the drills and routines that were designed for him did their work and the NBA superstar “got a gold medal.”

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