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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dwyane Wade will seek therapy for life after basketball

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has four games remaining in his NBA career, and he’s already started preparing for life after basketball.

Wade admitted that he intends to speak to a therapist after he moves into retirement as he will seek to come to grips with the huge life change.

“I’ll be in therapy. Seriously,” Wade told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “I meant it, it is going to be a big change. I told my wife, I said, ‘I need to do therapy, and we need to do a little bit.’

“I was always against someone that don’t know me telling me how to live my life or giving me instructions. But I need someone to talk to about it. Because it is a big change. Even though I got a long life to live, other great things I can accomplish and do, it’s not this. So it’s going to be different.”

For now, Wade has been engaging in some sentimentality as he heads down the final stretch of his NBA career. He deserves some credit for realizing how tough life after basketball will be for him and taking steps to proactively address that.



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