The Miami Heat fueled by the power of superstars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James cruised to another NBA title, but one of the more concerning stories during the championship run was the health of Wade’s knees.
Wade had an exceptional Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs but it was revealed after the contest that he needed to have his knee drained before the game (per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst). He certainly did not play like a man who had his knee drained as he helped rally the team to a championship.
With the dust settling on the Finals, all attention turns to Wade’s knees. Well, and LeBron’s social media antics, but we’ll stick to what’s actually important.
According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel, Wade has confirmed he does not need surgery on either knee:
Wade confirms knee drained day before Game 7, but reiterates no need for surgery on either knee.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 24, 2013
Heat nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief on this one. Wade has battled his fair share of injuries over the course of his career and at 31 years old isn’t exactly in a great position to do battle with knee issues.
As long as Wade takes a good amount of time off and allows the problem areas to heal it sounds as if he will be good to go by the start of next season when the Heat look to make it a third consecutive title.
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