Wade regrets knee surgery that potentially changed his NBA career

Wade regrets knee surgery that potentially changed his NBA career
October 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Kristen Harper

In 2002 while attending Marquette University, Chicago native Dwyane Wade and three-time NBA Champion underwent knee surgery that removed his meniscus. But he now suspects it negatively impacted his entire NBA career.

“My knee problems and the things I’ve dealt with started from that,” Wade said to ESPN.com. “That was [11] years ago and technology was different and the way you approach things was different.

“At that moment, if everyone looked ahead and said, ‘Dwyane’s going to have a 20-year career, maybe we should do something different,’ maybe I wouldn’t have [knee issues]. At that time it was to get me back on the basketball court and do what is best.”

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Although getting back to action was the main concern for Wade all those years ago, you can’t help but to imagine just how much more successful he could have been if a different route was chosen. Wade undeniably has a resume full of accomplishments and more awards than most of his counterparts but with the technology of that time, was the right decision made?