Dwyane Wade On If He Wants To Get The Kobe Bryant Retirement Treatment ‘I’m Not A Narcissist Like That’
Dwyane Wade probably only has a few years left in the NBA but it appears that he doesn’t want a farewell tour like Kobe Bryant got a few years ago.
While speaking to Jorge Sedano of ESPN radio, Wade went out of his to say that he didn’t want to get a farewell season from the Heat because he’s “not a narcissist like that”.
“I don’t want one of those,” the 36-year-old said. “I talked to Kobe about that. He was like, ‘It was exhausting. As flattering as it was, it was very exhausting as well.’ I’m not a narcissist like that—I’m not calling Kobe a narcissist, he earned that and he needed that—but I can’t say I want a farewell tour like Kobe Bryant. That’s not who I am.”
Props to Wade for being honest because we all know the whole Kobe retirement tour was extremely awkward for the Lakers who were trying to rebuild at the time but were forced to play an aging star just to stroke his ego.