DeMar DeRozan on How He Modeled His Game After Dwyane Wade

DeMar DeRozan on How He Modeled His Game After Dwyane Wade

DeMar DeRozan has long been one of the most exciting players in the NBA, and his game has been compared to that of Dwyane Wade on numerous occasions. In a recent interview, DeRozan spoke about how he modeled his game after Wade, and how the two players have a special connection.

"I've always been a fan of D-Wade," DeRozan said. "I grew up watching him, and I loved the way he played the game. He was so explosive and athletic, and he had a great midrange game. I wanted to be just like him."

Derozan said that he started modeling his game after Wade when he was just a kid. He would watch Wade's film and try to emulate his moves. As he got older, DeRozan began to incorporate more of Wade's game into his own.

"I started using the pump fake from D-Wade," DeRozan said. "I also started getting to the midrange more, and picking my spots. I wanted to use my athletic ability to get downhill, just like D-Wade did."

Derozan's game has evolved over the years, but he has always kept Wade's influence close to heart. He said that Wade is still one of his favorite players to watch, and that he still learns a lot from him.

"I'm still a student of the game," DeRozan said. "I'm always watching D-Wade, and I'm always trying to learn new things from him. He's a great player, and I'm lucky to have him as a role model."

Derozan and Wade have had a few memorable matchups over the years, and they have always shown each other respect. In 2013, DeRozan scored 40 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a win over the Miami Heat. After the game, Wade said that DeRozan was "one of the best players in the league."

Derozan and Wade are both now in the twilight of their careers, but they are still two of the most exciting players in the NBA. They have both had a major impact on the game, and they will be remembered as two of the greatest shooting guards of all time.