It’s quite unlikely that DWade and his Miami Heat teammates will gain any sympathy from the outside world, but he admits that his squad had a tough time dealing with all the scrutiny last season. From SRI: “On the comments he made following the Finals loss about everybody being happy the Miami Heat lost: ‘At that point it was me. Obviously we went through a lot last year. It was unfair some of the stuff that we had to endure but we grew from it. That’s over with. We move on to whenever we play basketball again and we will be a different team.’ How tough the season was: ‘It was tough. I’ve went through tougher things because at the end of the day it’s the game of basketball. You find the joy in it and at the end of the day we had a good team. We played in hostile environments which we love as competitors. We love to hush everybody up and we were able to accomplish that all the way to the end of the year when we didn’t win. Then they became right again. At the end of the day that’s not what you play the game for. You play the game because you love it and enjoy doing it.’”