Dwyane Wade, who is down on what may be the last four games in his career as Miami Heats playoff status, continues in flux, saying he will seek professional help to manage the life after basketball.
In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols who fled Friday at The Jump, Wade said he had overcome a skeptical attitude and embraced the idea of talking to a clinician.
“I’m going to be in therapy. Seriously,” Wade said. “I meant it, it will be a big change. I told my wife, I said,” I need to do therapy, and we need to do a little. “
” I was always against someone who did not know I tell me how to live my life or give me instructions. But I need someone to talk to about it. Because it’s a big change. Although I had a long life to live, other great things I can accomplish and do, this is not. So it will be different. “
NBA’s power pairs sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss Wade’s transition to his after-care career, his impact on the next generation … and travel to the veterinarian.
The heat was without Josh Richardson for two weeks due to a light injury, sources told ESPN. 19659002] “It’s been surreal,” said Wade. “It’s like you – you have this vision, you know how you want things to go, right, with everything in life. And when something you know surpasses that vision, it’s pretty much like an out-of-body experience.
“I couldn’t have written this book better. This is a best seller. And I couldn’t have written it about my life.”
With the heat fighting four teams for the last three playoffs in the Eastern Conference, Wade an average of 17 points for the last five games and continue to play almost 30 minutes a game. Wade said he did not intend to put up an even larger number in his last game – like Kobe Bryant’s 60 – but did not figure out if that is what the heat needs.
“I’ll go out how D-Wade will go out. You know what I mean?” Said Wade. “And I think it also helps us find ourselves in this playoffs.” Because I’m just trying to win. “
Wade said he didn’t want the season to end but knows” it must. “
” I am in a really good room, “said Wade The Jump.” I haven’t been in this room for a long time. I’m happy with how my body feels. I’m happy with the extra additions in my life. I’m excited about the unknown. You do, you know? So I’m happy about it. “
Without looking forward to a general happiness in life, Wade said he did not have specific retirement goals.
” I have no idea what it is I want to do yet, Wade said. “But I definitely know that I want to do a little of everything. Especially in the beginning I want to see what I can be good at. I’m so used to being good at something or trying to strive to be good at something That’s what I want be on anything I choose to do. We will see. “
He was almost certain that in the last moments in his NBA career he would not let his feelings get the best of him.
“I don’t think I’ll cry,” Wade said. “I just cried in intimate settings.”