HoopsHype Dwyane Wade rumors

March 14, 2014 Updates

Dwyane Wade's latest Li-Ning shoes dropped in China on March 5 and they're pretty ... well...nationalistic. The release date coincided with Lei Feng Day, which honors a famous solider in the People's Liberation Army. Lei Feng is kind of like a poster boy for China's Communist party. He was celebrated for his selflessness and stuff, so his nickname translates in English to "screw." You know, because he did the little, important things that held everything together. Kind of like a "glue guy" in basketball. Anyway, the name of Wade's new shoe in China is "Screw," after Lei Feng, the national hero. Miami Herald

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"It tells the story of Blake's actual profession, which is what he wanted," said Jared Brunk, one of 0ne0f0ne's main team members. "He wanted it to resemble who he is, where he's from, what he does and kind of his path along the way, which landed him in Los Angeles. A lot of the players want to represent where they're from and they want to kind of tell their life story, which I think is really cool because then it means something to them, and it's personal and it's a good piece for discussion." 0ne0f0ne also manufactures custom furniture and leather items, including wallets, and many players—Griffin, Wade, Jordan, Wright, Ariza, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and Antawn Jamison—have asked for signature pieces. Some want personal logos, like Wade with his Way of Wade logo; others ask for a non-personal patterns, like Jordan showcasing his favorite superhero, Batman. Bleacher Report

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David Aldridge: I know the summer is a long ways away, but you all do have some contractual options at the end of the season. What's your approach going to be in deciding what you want to do -- and where you want to do it, and for how much? And do I want to be here with these guys, or is there something else out there for me? Dwyane Wade: Well, I want to be here. I think that's always the things I've always said and I've always expressed. And after that, I want to win. I don't want to be in a situation where I'm starting over and I'm rebuilding. I want to win. And I want to be on a team that has an opportunity to do that, and feel like I'm a big part of that. This is where I want to be. But as players, [having] options is good. Because you don't know what is to happen or what is to come. So for us, I think we're in a great situation. Guys have options as players, and they can exercise those options. Who knows what that means? But right now, for us, we're on a very good team. We enjoy each other. We enjoy this city and we enjoy playing for this organization, and that's what we're going to continue to do. NBA.com

“As you get older, your game has to change and you have to think the game,” Wade said. “More than anything when you’re young, you just react. … Now you got to think the game, and so certain games when I’m frustrated with myself because I’m not thinking the game like I should, but for the majority of it, I do a good job of reading the game and thinking the game a little.” Rest is still important for Wade despite his uptick in statistics. The team is monitoring his knee daily, and that will continue throughout the regular season. As James pointed out Saturday, health is still the most important factor for Wade and he still isn’t 100 percent. “But he’s got his legs back up under him and a bounce to his step,” James said. Miami Herald

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attended the Critical Mass bike event in Miami Friday night where cyclists meet up and ride throughout the city together – it’s a popular gathering held on the last Friday of every month. Judging by their attire, Wade in ALL white spandex (why?!) and LeBron wearing a t-shirt with his face on it, the two weren’t trying to go unnoticed. beyondthebuzzer.com

February 28, 2014 Updates

The days of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sacrificing millions for the good of the team are over, according to well-placed Heat sources. So that could play into what Miami could give Anthony, if it would even be interested in his services. New York Daily News

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Few players have as much admiration for a rival franchise as Dwyane Wade has for the Chicago Bulls. Even though he has done nothing but wreck Bulls’ seasons since entering the league, he still associates himself with the team. That speaks to how much he loves playing in Miami, especially considering he turned down a chance to sign with Chicago as a free agent in 2010. “Do I regret it? Not at all,” Wade said at All-Star weekend. “I was drafted by Miami and had a decision to stay in Miami. I love Chicago. I’m a Bulls fan to the core of who I am, but it wasn’t meant for me to play in that uniform at this time. I don’t regret it. Palm Beach Post

February 21, 2014 Updates

Did he realize how close he came to a triple-double? "No, I was just playing," Wade said. "I just knew that I was active, trying to help rebound. I knew I was getting my teammates shots. And so I just knew I was doing everything in the ballgame. That's the Dwyane Wade I know, and I like to see on the court. So I'll just have to continue that." Bleacher Report

February 17, 2014 Updates

Last September Durant made news by saying Houston Rockets guard James Harden belonged on SI.com's list of top 10 players. Durant said Harden should have been ahead of the Heat's Dwyane Wade. And Harden agreed when asked about the subject. "It is what it is," Harden said. "[Durant] knows what he's talking about." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 14, 2014 Updates

During his meeting with the press, Wade revealed that he’s been listening to Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. When asked (by another media) why, Wade responded, ”Well, I am more open to new things now. When I was younger I dismissed pop music and only listened to Biggie and Nas. Now I’m open to it. I like Miley and Katy.” SI.com

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