(MIAMI) — Miami Heat star Dwayne was had his left knee drained right before Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Wade’s knee had been hampering him for the majority of the postseason. He revealed in an interview with The Associated Press that the knee required eight hours of game-day therapy just so he could play in Game 7.
“I went through a lot,” said Wade. “But I’m at peace now.”
Wade scored 23 points in the Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs to help the Heat win its third NBA title.
“We know what he was dealing with,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Game 7. “Really, he should be commended for being out there and doing whatever it takes, putting himself out there for criticism, possible criticism, because he wasn’t 100 percent. And he just helped us win. That was the bottom line. It was a selfless effort for two months. And some players probably wouldn’t have played.”
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Jill Martin, CNN