“I told my wife, I said, ‘I need to do therapy, and we need to do a little bit.'”
Dwyane Wade could be down to the final four games of his 16-season NBA career, as the Miami Heat are currently on the outside looking in at the Eastern Conference Playoff picture. The Heat (38-40) are sitting in ninth place, just percentage points by the Orlando Magic (39-40) for the eighth and final playoff spot.
With that in mind, Wade recently sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss his retirement tour thus far, and how he plans to deal with life after basketball.
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“I’ll be in therapy. Seriously,” Wade said. “I meant it, it is going to be a big change. I told my wife, I said, ‘I need to do therapy, and we need to do a little bit.’
“I was always against someone that don’t know me telling me how to live my life or giving me instructions. But I need someone to talk to about it. Because it is a big change. Even though I got a long life to live, other great things I can accomplish and do, it’s not this. So it’s going to be different.”
Of his last go around some of the most iconic arenas, where he has had some of his most memorable games, Wade says he couldn’t have scripted it any better.
“It’s been surreal,” Wade said. “It’s like you — you have this vision of, you know, how you want things to go, right, with everything in life. And when something, you know, surpasses that vision, it’s kinda like it’s an out-of-body experience.
“I couldn’t have written this book any better. This is a bestseller. And I couldn’t have written it, about my life.”
Up next for D-Wade and the Heat are road games Friday night in Minnesota and Sunday afternoon in Toronto, followed by Wade’s final home game on Tuesday night against Philly. Miami will wrap up the regular season on the road in Brooklyn on April 10.