Dwyane Wade had a really rough time lately as his cousin was shot and killed last week in Chicago. Right after it had happened, the US presidential candidate Donald Trump used the accident to gain a political advantage, which, according to Wade, left a bad taste in his mouth. All in all, the event that happened is sad and tragic, especially for Wade and his family, and he commented on it while also saying that he came back home to Chicago for a reason bigger than basketball.
Naturally, one of the reasons is basketball as Wade already said how great it will feel to play basketball for his hometown and for the same team his idol, Michael Jordan played for. On the other side, he commented how the bigger reason is bringing people of Chicago together, which will hopefully reduce all the violence and killings that happen there. The exact quote that Wade used was the following:
"My purpose for being back in the city is bigger than basketball. Basketball is a big part of it, of course. It’s what I do for a living. But I think my purpose at the end of the day is hopefully to come to Chicago and be a part and be the voice that can help bring people together.”
Wade is a 3-time NBA champion and he has seen it all through his basketball career, so now he is focusing on bigger things and hopefully he will achieve them. Undoubtedly, he will be a big part of Chicago on the basketball floor, but he also wants to be a big part of the city off the court and have a big impact on the people who live there. With Wade's influence, hopefully more people will unite and stop the wrong things because the situation in the city is really bad and too many lives have been lost to violence and shootings.