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Dwyane Wade says he plans to help LeBron James with pre-game workouts next season

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LeBron James and the Lakers will get a little help from Dwyane Wade, just not in an official capacity.

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After a 16-year, Hall of Fame-worthy career, Dwyane Wade is slowly settling into life as a retired NBA superstar in Sherman Oaks, CA. Although Wade still has roots in MIami, where he won three championships with the Heat — including two with Lakers All-Star LeBron James — his son, Zaire, goes to high school in Los Angeles with James’ oldest son, Bronny, at Sierra Canyon.

Wade and James plan to link up for as many of their sons’ home games during the high school basketball season, but they also have plans of getting together at Lakers home games. In an interview with Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times at the NBA 2K20 launch party on Thursday, Wade said that he’s going to help James with his pre-game workouts next season when he can:

“You’re definitely going to see me out there. I’ll be there early to work out with LeBron before the game starts. I just want to stay around it and be as involved as I can.”

Coincidentally, Wade will be getting a workout in, but it doesn’t sound like he’s staying in shape with the hope that James asks him to play one more season:

“I’m done, but my trainer is going to keep me in shape just in case something happens,” Wade said, smiling. “I’m going to stay in shape because you never know. Never say never.”

After winning three NBA championships and being named to 13 All-Star teams, Wade has given the game of basketball all he has, but it seems as though he’s willing to give a little more of his time to help his friend stay sharp. If that’s not a real friend, I don’t know what is.

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