Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was listed as questionable to
play in the team’s Game 4 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday. He
ultimately didn’t suit up, and it was at the request of not only his coaches,
but also of teammate and fellow All-Star LeBron James, according to The New York Times.
“I told him, Hey, if you don’t feel like you can be close to 100 percent, then don’t push it,” James said. “We’ve seen too many injuries already in this N.B.A. season, both regular and postseason of guys getting injured. That kind of came to my mind.”
“It’s going to help,” Wade said of the long layoff. “I’ll get an opportunity to give my knee more rest and also work on my body.”