Found August 19, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Dwyane Wade
TEAMS: Miami Heat
  There’s no denying that Dwyane Wade, had a tough time producing at his usually high level last season due to the fact that he was basically playing on one good knee. In the end, the Miami Heat shooting guard, was able to do just enough to help the organization win its third NBA championship. He got a lot of flak along the way for not being able to pull his weight, and a lot of folks doubt whether he’ll ever be able to return to his All-Star form. Well according to a story via Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Wade, says that he has a lot left. “I’m not done yet,” Wade said. “I still got more in the tank. Like I said, my focus is just to make sure physically I can do the things I need to do. My skills haven’t diminished by no stretch of the imagination.” “You lose something as you get older, when it comes to your athleticism,” he said, “but you don’t lose your game, you don’t lose what’s up here [pointing to his head].    “My job, my whole life, I’ve always had that kind of doubter, people have always doubted me. And I don’t know how I would succeed without it. So I welcome it, and it gives me a challenge and I will see if I can live up to my challenge.” Wade says that he’s still recovering from various ailments but expects to be ready come opening night.  ”I’m still in my process of recovering from the bone bruises that I had, and the tendinitis in my knee,” he said. “So, you know, I’m not 100 percent, but I’m getting better, and over the course of time, it will get better and better as I get strong.” The Heat shooting guard is just trying to retain his unquestionable status as one of the best players in the NBA.  ”My biggest thing,” he said, “is when I’m healthy, I can do the things that I want to do. And I can do the things I’m accustomed to doing and what people have come accustomed to me doing. When you’re not, you have to make the adjustment, so you’re not the player you want to be.   “My focus is to be able to come into the season strong, and then once I’m able to accomplish that, then everything else is just the game of basketball and just going out there and being one of the best players in the game.” I don’t go along with the prevailing idea that Wade is finished, he showed flashes of his old self during the Heat’s championship run. The key for him first and foremost is getting that knee healthy and then we’ll see “Flash” again.
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