The players who remain from his previous stint in Miami were used to him carrying the team, not coming off the bench. “I can’t say it’s been easy, because it’s not. It’s definitely been a challenge for me,” Wade told Yahoo Sports.
“But as always, I try to understand. It’s a team sport and everyone has a role to play. Sometimes your role is to the be the star. Sometimes your role is to be the second guy. It’s a lot of different hats you’ve got to wear, and I’m just wearing a different hat right now. It doesn’t change my impact on these guys. Just because I’m coming off the bench, these guys treat me like I’m scoring 30 a night. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than Miami, coming off the bench for no other group than these individuals.”