Dwyane Wade officially retired after the 2018-19 NBA season. And while some believe that he still has what it takes to play pro basketball, it would be best not to get your hopes up. The 37-year-old reiterated that is done playing ball and the closest that one may see is him is working out and teaching which he says is all part of his way of staying in shape.

Apparently, some pundits tried to pull a fast one, misconstruing his words when he spoke to Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times. From that interview, some played with the notion that the Flash was open to a possible comeback.

“I’m done, but my trainer is going to keep me in shape just in case something happens,” Wade said, smiling. “I’m going to stay in shape because you never know. Never say never.”

To clear the air, Wade had to post something on his Twitter to avoid letting the situation get out of hand. In short, he touched on the rumor and said that he is retired.

"Kaavia heard these rumors about me coming back. As you can tell she ain’t playing those games. Stop getting me in trouble people. I’m retired asf! I love the game and you will still see me working out & teaching it but that’s to stay in shape," Wade said on social media.

The 5th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft has nothing to prove. He is a three-time NBA champion and was the NBA Finals MVP back in 2006. Without question, he has accomplished almost anything an NBA player would want in a budding career. More importantly, he seems to be happy being a father and adjusting to life after 16 years of NBA ball.

Like most retired NBA stars, staying in shape is that Wade wants to do. Working out is normal and mentoring is only to be expected. For someone who has accomplished so much in his career, D-Wade can surely share a thing or two with young players. He could also guide them to success in the same way he did in his career.

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Dwyane Wade is planning to run his own team soon and it could be the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat and Team LeBron follows through on a three point shot against Team Giannis in the first quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Getty Images/Streeter Lecka