Dwyane Wade Describes Personal Sacrifices
So there was (Dwyane) Wade on Sunday, seated inside a gymnasium at the University of Illinois at Chicago — on the eve of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Heat and the Bulls — answering questions about his lack of production, his inflamed knee, his diminished role … pretty much every topic a superstar would rather not entertain in the middle of a postseason run.
“Would I ever have thought five years ago that I’d be in a playoff game and I’d take seven shots — hell no — but at the end of the game, was I [upset] about it? No,” Wade said. “We won; I moved on; had a great dinner.”
But Wade helped assemble this team for exactly a scenario such as this. He doesn’t have to take 25 shots a game. He’s content with being the captain — the player who made it all possible and then ceded control of the team to the best player in the world.