While Dwyane Wade's career in the NBA as an active player might be nearing its end, he isn't giving up on having a role within the league itself just yet.
The 2017-18 season was Wade's 15th season in the NBA, a career which has spanned over three teams since he was drafted in 2003.
He's almost done it all, as over that time period, he has won three NBA titles, an NBA Finals MVP, and he is also a 12-time All-Star and an All-Star Game MVP. A Hall of Famer for sure when the time comes.
Although the shooting guard must be close to thinking about retirement, this isn't going to stop his involvement with the league off the court.
When Wade was asked by Joel Weber of Bloomberg what he will do next off the court, he revealed his desire to become an NBA owner.
"I definitely want to be a part of ownership in the NBA. I’m not going to try to buy a team. I don’t have that kind of bread, but I definitely want to be a part of a great ownership group.
"NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all about players being involved in an ownership capacity. You’ve got players like Grant Hill involved in the Atlanta Hawks. Shaquille O’Neal is involved in the Sacramento Kings.
"It’s definitely something that I’ve talked about, some of my friends have talked about. But, first of all, I’d have to be retired. When that time comes..."
As for which team he wants, Wade revealed that he wants to bring the NBA back to Seattle. He wants to revive the Seattle Supersonics.
He said: "Seattle. I want Seattle’s team, the Sonics, to come back. I think Seattle is a great basketball town. I would love to be a part of that. But I’m open—if you know somebody..."
The Seattle Supersonics haven't been a team in the NBA since the team relocated to Oklahoma City and rebranded themselves the Oklahoma City Thunder at the end of the 2007-08 season.
One would think if Wade does bring back the Supersonics to Seattle, Kevin Durant will find a way to get involved as well, as he's loved the city of Seattle ever since it become his first NBA home when the team drafted him in 2007.
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