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Now back with the Miami Heat after a year and a half odyssey that included stops in Cleveland and Chicago, Dwyane Wade is now clearly in the twilight of his career.
Just don’t expect a big fuss when he decides to step away.
Wade sat down for a conversation with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano that aired Monday, saying he does not want a farewell tour similar to the one given to Kobe Bryant.
“I talked to Kobe about that,” Wade said (via Complex’s Gavin Evans). “He was like ‘It was exhausting. As flattering as it was, it was very exhausting as well.’ I’m not a narcissist like that. I don’t think I need it. I’m not calling Kobe a narcissist. He earned it and needed that. But I can’t set out and say I want a farewell tour like Kobe Bryant. That’s not who I am. I don’t really talk about it, but when the time comes [to retire] I’ll announce it in my own D-Wade fashion. Hopefully I can move on and live on the memories from that point on.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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