Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade thinks NBA players should be compensated for Olympics
Miami, FL, United States (AHN Sports) – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade believes NBA athletes should be compensated for playing in the Olympics but also said his main motivation for participating in the Games is not money.
Wade was answering a question on Wednesday about whether or not Olympians should be paid when he said he believes ”guys should be compensated.”
Wade pointed to the demands of playing in the summer and the schedule as well a having less rest entering the following NBA season.
He didn’t say he needed to be paid to play and on Thursday Wade said, ”I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.”
Wade also tweeted Wednesday that pride for his country ”motivates me more than any $$$ amount.”
Wade has played for the U.S. at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. He has stated that the 2012 London Games would be his last.