According to a report in the New York Post, Dwyane Wade might be coming back to NBA programming a lot sooner than initially thought. New York Post writer, Andrew Marchand explains, saying:
What is already certain is both ESPN and TNT are courting Wade, sources have told The Post. The two networks are preparing pitches for the just-retired Wade to be a studio analyst later in the current playoffs.
Wade has worked ABC/ESPN’s playoff coverage in the past, but it is not clear yet if he would want to be a full-time analyst in his post-playing career.
Wade’s basketball IQ which made him a threat on the hardwood for 16 seasons, could make him a force in the panelist’s chair. That coupled with the rapport he has with Charles Barkley Shaq, and even rival Paul Pierce makes a move to either network very interesting.
Obviously these are preliminary reports and it’s unclear if Wade is even interested in a broadcasting role, but still the fact that there’s such a high demand for his talents is interesting.