Did Dwyane Wade bring balance to the NBA with all of his jersey swaps?

first_imgThe 2018-19 NBA season ended less than a month ago, but free agency has already managed to shock the basketball world with plenty of new signings and trades. After the Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Rockets on Thursday night, recent retiree Dwyane Wade went to Twitter to voice his opinion.Wade spent his final season in the league — he called it “One Last Dance” — swapping jerseys with some of his favorite players, and now many of these stars no longer play for the same teams. Wade definitely didn’t expect his jersey collection to be this outdated so soon, but what can you expect when you swap jerseys with some of the biggest free agents on the market? MORE: Every Dwyane Wade jersey swapLet’s take a look at a few of the jersey swaps that will need an update.— First and foremost, his close friend, Chris Paul. D-Wade swapped jerseys with CP3 when he played for the Rockets, but since then he’s been traded to the Thunder as part of the Westbrook deal. The one OKC jersey Wade did have in his collection was from Paul George, who is now on the Clippers after the Thunder sent him to Los Angeles. — Another future Los Angeles resident, Anthony Davis. AD was with the Pelicans when he exchanged jerseys with Wade, but once the season concluded, the blockbuster trade between the Lakers and Pelicans really kick-started the NBA offseason madness.  — He also swapped jerseys with Kemba Walker and Terry Rozier, who switched teams this summer. Walker is leaving Charlotte after eight seasons for Boston, while Rozier is headed to the Queen City to fill the void at point guard.— After Wade’s last home game at American Airlines Arena, he shared a moment with former teammate Jimmy Butler, who was on the 76ers at the time. Now, ironically, he will be taking his talents to South Beach. Are we sensing a trend here? Both attended Marquette, and both of them will soon have played for the Heat. — Other players that fall under the category are former Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (traded to the Warriors), Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas (signed with the Wizards) and Jazz guard Mike Conley (traded to the Jazz).Is all of this a coincidence, or do we have Wade to thank for restoring balance?last_img

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