Dwyane Wade has done the farewell tour. He walked away from the NBA at age 37 with a Hall of Fame resume, moved to Los Angeles with his wife (actress Gabrielle Union), he's making television appearances, and his son Zaire is playing high school ball with LeBron James' son at a Los Angeles area prep school.
Life is good for Wade, as he told Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, his family is here but he said he's still going to go back to Miami during the season and show the Heat some love.
So he's fully retired, no chance at a comeback, right? Wade wouldn't fully close that door.
Wade said he planned to work out with LeBron James in Los Angeles, maybe at the Lakers' facility or before Laker games, and you know that will fire up the rumor machine.
I would be shocked if Wade returned to an NBA court. More than just about anyone, Wade is prepared and ready for life after basketball, and he got to leave on his own terms (something rare for players).
But after hooping your whole life, closing that door completely is hard. Wade left it open just a crack.