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Dwyane Wade To Team With Michael Jordan Trainer Tim Grover For Off Season Workouts
By by Glenn Minnis | Aug 19, 2013 01:56 PM EDT
TAGS:Dwyane Wade, Michael Jordan, tim grover
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat G Dwyane Wade. (Photo : Reuters)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is teaming up with Michael Jordan’s old trainer Tim Grover in an attempt to put his knee ailments behind him.
Wade, who recently underwent shock therapy treatment for tendinitis in both knees, plans to spend the remainder of the off season working out with Grover, who worked hand-and-hand with Jordan throughout much his career including both NBA comebacks.
After being slowed much of the season last year, Wade, 31, has vowed to bounce back a different player this season. He averaged 21.2 points per a game during the regular season, but dropped to just 15.9 during the playoffs and had to have fluid drained from his left knee in order to take the floor for the Heat’s Game 7 title-clinching win over San Antonio.
“I don’t train my clients to be good as new, I want them to be better than ever,” Grover, who has also previously worked with Wade told ESPN. “That’s the goal for Dwyane.”
The plan also calls for Wade to shed a few pounds, something he also seems to be excited about. “I’m not done yet, Wade told ESP. “I still got more in the tank. Like I said, my focus is just to make sure physically I can do the things I need to do. My skills haven’t diminished by no stretch of the imagination.”