Dwyane Wade had to clear up talk that he was coming out of retirement to play in the NBA, and he was the one who sparked all of the chatter in the first place.
Wade retired in April at the end of the 2018-2019 season after playing in the league for 16 years. But a recent interview he gave to the Los Angeles Times had many believing he changed his mind.
“I’m done, but my trainer is going to keep me in shape just in case something happens,” said Wade during the chat. “I’m going to stay in shape because you never know. Never say never.”
But on Sunday, the 37-year-old told his 8 million-plus Twitter followers that his NBA playing days are over, and keeping fit has nothing to do with a comeback. Wade also shared the news next to a photo of himself and daughter Kaavia James.
“Kaavia heard these rumors about me coming back. As you can tell she ain’t playing those games,” he wrote. “Stop getting me in trouble people. I’m retired asf! I love the game and you will still see me working out & teaching it but that’s to stay in shape.”
A lot of people commented on the post, brought up Kaavia’s frown and said it looked like she hated the idea of her dad returning to pro ball.
“Kaavia is not playing! Y’all better leave her alone, Dwade don’t need those problems! The boss has spoken!” one of his followers tweeted.
“She mean business,” wrote someone else.
“She’s not having it,” another person tweeted.
At the same time, there were others who told Wade they’d love to see him in Ice Cube‘s professional three-on-three league.
“Yeah thanks for your time in the NBA but man when that summer comes around, I’d love to see you bless the @thebig3 !!” that person wrote.