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Dwyane Wade Posts Powerful Instagram Message to Younger Self

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 22, 2015

via @dwyanewade

There comes a point in life when people wish they could go back in time and give their younger selves words of wisdom based off their experiences.

It appears as though Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has reached that point.

Thursday morning, Wade posted a photo on Instagram along with a powerful message to his younger self:

Young Dwade... you will go thru UPS and DOWNS you're gonna lose your way and feel lost but i promise you you will find your way.. Basketball is going to take you places you've only imagine in your dreams, and beyond...On the court don't hold anything back, what you do now will set the plate for you and your families future. oh btw you will have a beautiful supportive family. They're gonna let you lead and when you fall they will be there to pick you up and wait for you to walk back to the front and lead again.. Go enjoy an amazing life young bull!!!

Entering his 13th season in the NBA, it's not a bad time for Wade to reflect on his younger days. A young Wade didn't know what life had in store for him, on or off the court; now, a 33-year-old Wade knows everything has turned out all right.

Obviously, Wade can't go back in time and give his younger self advice. However, the three-time NBA champion can use his experiences to help guide his younger teammates. That's the best thing a player like Wade can do for his teammates at this point in his career.

[Dwyane Wade]

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