A Day with Dwayne Wade

Today I talked to Miami Heat guard and MVP candidate Dwayne Wade, the NBA’s leading scorer, who has been in town since Sunday night.

I asked Wade if he has been to any sights around Boston. Quickly he said no. Instead he has watched alot of ESPN including his own highlights, as well as their coverage of the NCAA tournament. He also said that he has spent alot of time in the whirlpool and the pool at the Four Seasons. He and his teammates actually walked to their practice today right down the street at Emerson. He said that last year they took a bus to practice, a bus ride that could not have taken longer than 20 seconds, seriously. Wade said they complained about that so this year they walked, and complained again because it was cold. Showing that he really does “get it”, he then said- “but then again, that’s what we do, complain”.  Wade said that no fans bothered him or booed him as he walked the streets of Boston.

I asked him if he was going out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Again he said no altho he heard that Boston knows how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Wade also spoke about his position in the MVP balloting saying, “I am honored to be thought of in the same context with Kobe and LeBron”. Wade also spoke  about his concern for his alma mater Marquette’s chances in the NCAA tournament against Utah State. He also admitted that his own Marquette team was given quite a scare by Holy Cross.

This is a guy who gets it and would look great in a Celtics uniform. He is a free agent in the summer of 2010.

-MD

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2 Responses

  1. Mike – I liked the DWade story. When he said “What sights?” didn’t you think he meant there was nothing to see?

    • I don’t think he was trying to be rude. It’s just that most these guys wouldn’t know a historical sight if they saw one unless it was the White House, plus I think the colder than Miami temperatures made sure that he stayed inside enoying the normal comforts of a 5 star hotel. They are very catered to!

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