Dwyane Wade declared that the heated rivalry with the Boston Celtics will now shift to Brooklyn since Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry are now there.
When asked how the Miami Heat plans to handle the revamped Nets, Wade told NESN, “The bad blood with the Celtics will transfer well to the Nets.”
Miami is about to begin its quest for a third consecutive NBA championship, an accomplishment that would make it only the third team in the last two decades to achieve.
According to Sports World News, that was motivation enough for Wade to recommit himself to the mission this summer, inspire him to team up with famed Jordan trainer Tim Grover, and to pick up a program to re-strengthen his surgically repaired knees.
“I’m not done yet,” Wade told reporters at the time of his announcement. “I’ve still got more in the tank. Like I said, my focus is just to make sure physically I can do the things I need to do. My skills haven’t diminished by no stretch of the imagination. You lose something as you get older when it comes to athleticism, but you don’t lose your game.”