If you felt a sense of finality following Dwyane Wade’s 26-point detonation during the Miami Heat’s Game 2 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, you’re probably not alone. You’re also not necessarily feeling something that’s there.
On the flip side, you’re not exactly wrong either.
Wade hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll return for a 16th NBA season next year. Retirement is on the table, it seems, but so, too, is the option to continue playing. As he told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne:
“A lot of people think that if you do decide to go out it’s because you weren’t supposed to be able to play no more. It’s not always supposed to be that,” Wade told ESPN after the game.
Wade said he will take time after the season to decide whether to retire or return to the Heat for one more season.
“Just taking time to think, that’s all I’m doing,” Wade said. “Taking time to think and looking at every angle and what’s the best situation for me to be in. That’s all. It’s a lot of different, it’s a lot of different things that come into play.”