Wade leaves door open for ‘Banana Boat’ union

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has been a part of some underachieving in his hometown.

Matt Medley

Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio.

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Dwyane Wade sat down with Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical to discuss a wide range of topics about his life on and off the court.

The one-hour interview is filled with stories about his days with LeBron James and Chris Bosh in Miami, the formation of the Big Three, his departure from Miami, and his future plans.

There are plenty of gems in the interview and it’s worth listening to fully, but one nugget that fans around Cleveland might find interesting involves the possible future of Wade, James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul playing together — otherwise known as the “banana boat crew.”

Wojnarowski asked Wade if seeing those four in the same uniform was a possibility and Wade gave a detailed answer as to why it may or may not happen.

“It’s something that you would like,” Wade told Wojnarowski. “It’s your best friends. Who wouldn’t want to play with their best friends? Now, what it takes to make that happen is a total different story, but I don’t think (any) of us has shut the door on it.”

As far as the immediate future goes, it doesn’t seem like that opportunity would be any time soon.

“Would it be too late by then?” Wade asked. “Would the game have passed all of us by? Who knows? It is something to think about, something to put in the back of your mind, but it’s not (something) that we focus on neither. It’s not something we try to make happen at this point. It’s just something that’s been talked about and it’s like, ‘Well, I wouldn’t mind it. You wouldn’t mind it?’ but it’s not something that we set out and said, ‘Hey, y’all want to do this?'”

For now, LeBron and Paul have more immediate goals in mind, but based on the rocky roads Wade and Anthony have traveled in recent years, it’s tough to know where each of those two will be in the near future.

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter.

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