Dwyane Wade & Elena Delle Donne In ESPN Body Magazine 2016
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I’m sure most of our audience would rather see Dwyane Wade with some clothes on (preferably a Cavs jersey?) but for those who appreciate the human body, here’s a few pics from the latest ESPN Body issue featuring Dwyane Wade and the WNBA’s Elena Delle Donne.
“I FELT LIKE I WAS 28 THIS SEASON.”
I’d say I probably felt like I was 28 this season. There were times when I did certain things and was like, “Man! That was like young me!” And then there were other times when I played my old-school game and played at my own pace. But overall, bodywise, I felt like I was about 28 this year. In the playoffs against Charlotte, I went coast-to-coast and dunked on a guy. I don’t really dunk on other guys — I don’t even think about dunking on them — but I went coast-to-coast and dunked on him. This was the playoffs — I think it was Game 5 — and I was like, “Oh, that’s what I’m talking about! You still got it when you need it!”
I’ve always had an old-man game — it’s always been a part of me. But obviously when I was 21, 22, 23, I was just more athletic and faster. Now I have to use it more because it’s an older game. It’s just an understanding that, you know what, I’m not going to try to use my burst all the time because I’m playing against younger, quicker, athletic guys. I’ll be playing into their hands if I do that.
I never envisioned that I would be playing this long. I think I always told myself that my body would tell me, “Hey, I gave you enough, it’s time.” So whenever my body tells me that, I’ll listen to it and then I’ll make that decision. But nah, I’m not there yet. I’ve got some good years left.
Hopefully in a Cavs uniform!