Say what you want about Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, but he’ll go down in history as one of the better shooting guards to ever play in the NBA.

Wade now struggles with chronic knee issues, and can point directly to when everything changed in his knees. Wade, during an interview, admitted that a 2002 surgery he had while still at Marquette University led to all his recent knee problems.

“My knee problems and the things I’ve dealt with started from that,” Wade said. “That was [11] years ago and technology was different and the way you approach things was different.

“At that moment, if everyone looked ahead and said, ‘Dwyane’s going to have a 20-year career, maybe we should do something different,’ maybe I wouldn’t have [knee issues]. At that time it was to get me back on the basketball court and do what is best.”

Despite the knee problems, Wade has shown in the past few seasons he's still able to show signs of his old self that led to his "Flash" nickname. However, as he continues to age and continues to develop more knee issues, it's only a matter of time until he finally has to call it quits.

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