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Dwyane Wade Is Looking To Strike Gold Twice With Shock Wave Therapy

Dwyane Wade

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The summer of 2008 was a big one for Dwyane Wade. He flew out to Beijing, helped set up the blueprint for what later became the “Big Three” and came home with his first gold medal.

Everyone remembers that summer for the bench-star (Wade) leading the Redeem Team with an average of 16-points in 18 minutes, but few people remember that it all started with a shock wave device known as OssaTron.

It provided Wade with the necessary tools to increase the blood flow in his knees and stimulate his healing. Which is why everyone hopes that yesterday’s revelation means that he can put 2008 on repeat.

“I had to take a month off after I did my treatment and this weekend will be a month to the day,” Wade said during an event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. “…By the time the season [starts], I think I’ll be as good as I’ve been.”

And as good as it gets always points back to that therapy. It marked his resurgence back to the top of the NBA and sparked a dominant year for him in the Miami Heat spotlight, at least individually.

Fans of Wade’s saw him lead the league in scoring — with 30.2 points per game — lead his mediocre team to the playoffs and play the most regular-season games of his professional career (79).

It was such a great year, that it makes you question: if it wasn’t for that treatment, would Chris Bosh and LeBron James have had enough trust in him to help carry the team to two titles?

Either way you slice it, his shock wave therapy could have Flash coming back right on time.

“This is going to be a tough year for us,” Wade said [via ESPN] about the Heat’s pursuit of a three-peat. “We’re walking into uncharted waters. Right now, we’re the standard team because we’ve been the champions the last two years, so other teams are putting teams together to stop that.”

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Richard Nurse is a Miami Heat columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @blackirishpr or add him to your network on Google.