Dwyane Wade has made the most with his time since retiring, this year he launched his documentary “D. Wade: Life Unexpected” and now he revealed in “The Platform Basketball” podcast that he’s been producing a documentary on the USA Team that played in the 2008 Summer Olympics, known as the Redeem Team.
“It’s something that we’ve been working on for the last year or so…But that was an amazing time, man, and, like, that team, dog? Oh my gosh. That team was special.”
During those Olympics, the team led by Kobe Bryant, NBA MVP at the time, as the captain and with other stars like LeBron James, Wade, and Carmelo Anthony went undefeated and won the gold medal against the Spain team that had Pau Gasol and a young Ricky Rubio, before he started his career in the NBA.
The team would be remembered as in the previous year the USA Team fell short and lost against Argentina in the Semifinals and later won the bronze medal after beating the Lithuanian team in the 2004 Olympics played in Greece.
As for Wade, the gold medal and the Olympics was a special moment for him.
“For me, that was a big year, 2008. I had to kind of redeem myself, because everybody thought I was done.”
He spent most of the two seasons before the Olympics injured and the Miami Heat lost in the first round of the playoffs and the next season had the worst record of the league. When the tournament arrived Wade led the team in scoring with 16.0 points per game with 27 points in the finals against Spain.