Wade Keeps it Mellow for All-Star Weekend

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An experience that had become routine for Dwyane Wade over the years suddenly was foreign.

“I’m normally in there at the end,” Wade said. “It was a part of me that really wanted to be in there. I came out in the second half and I felt a lot better. I wanted to play but I decided not to for the better of our season.”

“Just on my vet stuff this year,” Wade said. “I actually got it from other vets. I’ve been around guys when they were older and how they approached the All-Star Game, where they kind of let the younger guys go out there and enjoy themselves and get a feel for the game and have fun. I just kind of chilled a little bit.”

“My first couple years, I did everything possible,” Wade said. “I didn’t get no sleep. I barely ate. You try to get everything in. This time, I didn’t go out as much. I went out one night. I went to listen to jazz music, sit back and enjoy myself with my loved ones and not really worried being in the scene as much. When you’re younger, you want to get it all in.”

via Shandel Richardson Sun Sentinel