“It’s Life-Threatening… You Could Die”: Dwyane Wade Questions Olympic Sport’s Safety Before Revealing Scary Experience

Published 02/07/2024, 11:46 PM EST

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We might think nothing can scare the fearless Dwyane Wade, but clearly, there is something that gives him nightmares. The Miami Heat icon recently entered the podcast culture and his newly released episode stars famous American skier Lindsey Vonn, who questioned Wade’s skiing experience. Bad would be an understatement, as the 3x NBA champion started to recall the nightmare. Wade also issued some serious warnings to the listeners, but this is an Olympic sport that is celebrated worldwide. 

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Wade started, “I skied for one time and I’m never going back again.” Vonn assured that he would have a different experience if he skied with her. However, Wade was not ready to risk it again whatsoever.

He replied, “I am not going skiing with you.” Vonn said she can help, but the Heat legend is not trusting anybody. He added, “Like it’s hard for me to break with this bone on bone on this left knee, it’s hard for me to do that pizza thing they talk about.”

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After Vonn consistently pushed Wade to ski one more time, he revealed the nightmare, I lost my glove, my hand was freezing…For everybody that has never skied before and is not into it…it’s life-threatening every time you come down the hill…You can die.

So next time you decide to ski, listen to Wade’s wise words once again before you take the big step. 

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A contrasting celebration that skiing has in the Olympics

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Alpine skiing is a part of the Winter Olympics which happens once every four years. Vonn herself agreed that one can die without proper guidance. Despite such alarming things, this sport has been a part of the Olympics since 1936. This 88-year-old historic sport is loved worldwide and in America as well. Vonn has mastered it over the years. 

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The 39-year-old has won seven medals for Team USA, which includes 2 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronzes. She is the all-time leader in women’s World Cup race victories. She retired in 2019 as one of the best alpine ski racers in the world, and when someone of that caliber warns of a possible death from the sport, you should know how serious it is then.

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Well, you might gather the courage and try it once, but Dwyane Wade will never step on a skiing board again in his life. That’s for sure! What are your thoughts on the above story? Would you still try skiing? Share your take in the comments below.

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