Dwyane Wade would like to play basketball this year.
Whether for the Miami Heat and the NBA, or somewhere else for that matter, remains to be observed.
Wade said, “I’m going to play basketball this year. I don’t know where, but I love the game so much that I will play it. And we will figure that out.”
The talented guard refused accepting some international offers and remained carefully positive that the NBA lockout will finish in time to save the 2011-12 season.
Heat teammate LeBron James repeated the same sentiments concerning the upcoming NBA season throughout a dialogue with ESPN, even though Wade seemed a bit more careful.
Wade said, “I understand why LeBron said it. At the end of the day, we are in negotiations. And you know how negotiations work. In the 11th hour, it can look like nothing’s going to happen. In the 12th hour, we can have it happen.”
He added, “You have to prepare like we’re going to have to be ready for training camp in the first week of October, just like you normally do. So I understand exactly what he meant. I’m not that positive that it might happen.”