Dwyane Wade is only a few games away from his last game and already has plans for retirement. Sources say he wants to undergo a therapy to be prepared for a future without basketball.
In his final season, Wade showed some strong performances with averages of 14.5 points and 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Three games before the end of the regular season, the Heat (38-41) is a game behind the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, currently occupied by the Detroit Pistons (39-40).
“I’ll be in therapy. Seriously, I meant it, it is going to be a big change. I told my wife, I said, ‘I need to do therapy, and we need to do a little bit.’ Wade explained in an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump.
Physically, the 37-year-old is in good shape, he looks forward to the unknown after his career: “I have no idea what I want to do, but it will definitely be a bit of everything, especially I want to find out what I’m good at except basketball. “
Dwyane was previously been very hesitant to seek professional help but has now changed his view on the subject.
“I was always against someone that don’t know me telling me how to live my life or giving me instructions. But I need someone to talk to about it. Because it is a big change. Even though I got a long life to live, other great things I can accomplish and do, it’s not this. So it’s going to be different.”
Dwyane Wade in an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump.
Whether he makes it to another postseason or not is uncertain with Heats battling with Pistons for the last playoff spot. Wade said however that he has enjoyed his “Retirement Tour.”