There’s no denying that if a basketball player is on the verge of retirement, he/she would find it hard to say no to a Kobe Bryant type farewell if it was offered to them by their respective organization. Yet, it seems like Dwyane Wade, who recently returned to the Miami Heat has shut down that possibility.
During an interview with ESPN, Wade said that South Beach is his last stop and that he doesn’t want a massive farewell tour, similar to one Kobe Bryant had with the Los Angeles Lakers Bill Difillipo.
“I talked to Kobe about that,” Wade said. “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 … not calling Kobe a narcissist, he earned that and he needed that. I can’t set out and say ‘I want a farewell tour like Kobe Bryant.’ That’s not who I am. When the time come, and I don’t really talk about it because it’s not here yet, but when the time comes, I’ll announce it in my own D-Wade fashion, the way that I do.”
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