Even after becoming an All-Star 12 times (and winning three championships), Wade knows his basketball journey is far from over. And he’s happy to continue his career with his family back in his hometown of Chicago.
“It feels good to be close to family, and it feels good knowing that my mom—who’s my biggest fan—gets to see me play 41 games here,” he says. “It’s the right time for me to be back.”
Wade also talks about his expectations for the upcoming season—personally and as a member of a new team:
“I’m turning 35 years old this year, and that’s not a spring chicken in the NBA, so I’m always looking forward to the challenge of seeing how I’m able to keep defying odds,” he says. “As a team, just trying to get this team back on the right path… We’ll make it our mission to make the playoffs and then go from there.”
Wade goes on to express his admiration of athletes that use their platform to make a change and gives props to athletes, like Colin Kaepernick who are using their status as a way to make a difference in the world.
“We all have freedom of speech; we all have the right to say and do the things we want, and they’re doing it, so I applaud them for it.”
H/t: Michigan Avenue