suntimes
OMINOUS 
Weather Updates

Dwyane Wade back in Chicago with plenty of words

FILE--The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan prepares stuff ball during NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest Seattle this Feb. 7 1987 photo.

FILE--The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan prepares to stuff the ball during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest in Seattle in this Feb. 7, 1987 photo. ESPN's greatest athlete of the century will be announced Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, with the field down to two players: Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. (AP Photo/Kirthmon Dozier)

storyidforme: 35938725
tmspicid: 13107738
fileheaderid: 6037123
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: September 28, 2012 6:17AM



Though he’s in Miami most of the year, Dwyane Wade always finds time to come back and give back to his hometown. The Heat star was in Chicago all weekend for his fifth annual “Wade’s World Foundation,’’ which pushes reading and literacy for at-risk children. The two-time NBA champion also found time to answer a few pressing basketball questions:

MiCHAEL JORDAN OR LeBRON JAMES?

‘‘Michael is the greatest player I’ve ever seen play. I think LeBron is in that conversation of one day becoming. It’s all speculation, in a sense. He has a long way to go. He knows that. He has one championship. Michael has six! There’s a lot to say about that.

‘‘LeBron is a dominant player. . . . But Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time.’’

1992 DREAM TEAM VS. 2012 OLYMPIC TEAM

‘‘I think the 2012 team was awesome, but I always look at it and say, in ’92 they had 11 of the 12 best players in the game at that time, except for Isiah Thomas, who was the only one who wasn’t on that team. If you took 11 of our 12 best players and put them on our team today, then you have more of an argument in a sense of teams.

‘‘I think the ’92 team would be dominant today. I don’t know they would have won by 50 as much, but they would still be dominant. That team was amazing.’’

DERRicK ROSE’s INJURY?

‘‘He can come back. The biggest thing is, during the rehab process, you have to work hard to get back to where you were at, but as long as you put the work in and believe you can get back there, it’s been proven that you can.’’



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.