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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dwyane Wade has lofty ownership ambition after playing career ends

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade wants to own an NBA team when his playing career ends, but not just any franchise.

Wade said in a recent interview with Joel Weber of Bloomberg that he wants to be part of an ownership group that brings the SuperSonics back to Seattle.

“I definitely want to be a part of ownership in the NBA,” Wade said. “I’m not going to try to buy a team. I don’t have that kind of bread, but I definitely want to be a part of a great ownership group. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all about players being involved in an ownership capacity. You’ve got players like Grant Hill involved in the Atlanta Hawks. Shaquille O’Neal is involved in the Sacramento Kings. It’s definitely something that I’ve talked about, some of my friends have talked about. But, first of all, I’d have to be retired. When that time comes…

“I want Seattle’s team, the Sonics, to come back. I think Seattle is a great basketball town. I would love to be a part of that. But I’m open — if you know somebody…”

One of Wade’s closest friends also has ownership ambitions after he ends his playing career. Maybe this is a project they can team up on.

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