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Dwyane Wade answering critics
MIAMI – Dwyane Wade doesn’t have a problem with growing older.
He has a problem with people assuming his game has fallen off suddenly because he’s 30.
Through the first month-plus of the season, Wade’s uneven performances had some questioning whether he’d ever be the same dynamic, athletic player who could seemingly score and draw fouls at will.
It all came to a head when Charles Barkley said Wade was “starting to lose his talent,” and “when you can’t jump over the building anymore, you have to learn how to play.”
Since the Spurs-Heat game Barkley broadcast as a color analyst Nov. 29, Wade has shown off a much more consistent game (he’s shooting 56.5 percent in December) and even some of the explosiveness that had been missing.
Wade said he used Barkley’s comments as fuel. But more important, Wade’s health is finally coming around after offseason knee surgery.
And that’s where his annoyance with Barkley’s comments derived.
“If I say it didn’t bother me, I’d be lying,” Wade said.
“I think what bothers me more than someone saying it – because a lot of people say things – is why. What’s the reason? Can you give the listeners, the viewers, the reason why I’m not doing what you’re expecting me to do right now?”
By Israel Gutierrez