dwyane wade

Wade, who was part of the 2008 “Redeem Team” and is a possible — though not certain — participant in the 2012 Games in London, was just 10 at the time. As a viewer, he was most amused by John Stockton getting off the bus and shooting video of fans who didn’t recognize the 6-foot-1, average-looking Jazz point guard.

He was most intrigued by the interactions.

“I didn’t know the relationships that them guys had or didn’t have,” Wade said. “I think the biggest thing that surprised me was probably Michael Jordan and (late Detroit and U.S. coach) Chuck Daly. I know the rivalry between Chicago and Detroit, and for those guys to go out and golf and have the relationship they had, I found that very shocking…. But you understand it, especially playing on the Olympic game, with all these great players and different personalities, and knowing how our team came together.”

– Reported by Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post (Blog)