Dwyane Wade wasn't right during the playoffs. It was obvious in the Indiana series that Wade was battling health issues, but it was something that he just overcame en route to an NBA title.
It was a bum left knee, something Wade reportedly had drained at one point in the postseason. He clearly lacked some of that patented Wade explosiveness, but played on.
What it means though, is that Wade isn't a sure thing for the summer Olympics in London, as he told the Associated Press.
“I've got to make a decision on what my knee needs and what's best, because my career and finishing my career strong is what's important to me,” Wade said. “And I know, yeah, the Olympics are coming up. It's something I really want to do.
"But at the same time, if I have to make a big decision, if something has to happen surgery-wise, that will have to be a step I have to take. My loyalty and my commitment to Miami Heat basketball is the No. 1 thing.”
Wade is scheduled to have an MRI soon and then speak with doctors about what his next steps are. Depending on those results, he may choose to have surgery, rehab or just rest.
If Wade can't go, that could make late pool addition James Harden a more likely candidate. Team USA already obviously has Kobe Bryant at shooting guard, but behind him there's not a ton of depth at that position. Harden could be a natural fit.
Basketball starts July 29, so there's some time. But obviously Wade isn't going to be risking a title defense and is going to make the best decision for himself and his health.