MIAMI (AP) _ Dwyane Wade was the undisputed star of last
season's N-B-A finals.
These days, the Miami Heat guard is thankful to simply be
walking without pain.
Three weeks removed from surgeries to repair his left knee and
left shoulder, Wade says he expects a smooth recovery from both
procedures. He still isn't sure if he'll be ready for training camp
in October. He began rehabbing the knee two weeks ago and starts
shoulder exercises next week.
Wade was last season's finals M-V-P after averaging
34-point-seven points in the series for Miami against the Dallas
Grueling hours of rehab represents something much different from
the excitement he and the Heat had this time last year on their
march to an N-B-A crown.
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