Dwyane Wade believes that some of the treatment the Miami Heat received last season was unfair.
On Monday morning, the Miami Heat star told ESPN 540 that the team ultimately grew from the experience though.
"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," he said. "That's over with. We move on to whenever we play basketball again and we will be a different team."
Featuring a "Big Three" of Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Heat made a deep run into the NBA playoffs before eventually falling to the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals.
"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," Wade said. "Then they became right again."
Speaking about James, who was the focus of much of the criticism the team faced during the season, Wade said, "He's a great teammate. He's one of those guys that will bring everybody on the bus coffee in the morning, he's one of those teammates."
During the interview, Wade also touched on the topic of players going overseas in the event of the current lockout resulting in a cancelled NBA season. "If it's a year lockout you've got a lot of guys not getting paid all season and have to find a way to make sure that they are the means to their family and find work," Wade said. "If it's going overseas to play then it's going overseas to play for some guys."
Wade has previously said he would consider playing overseas in the event of an extended lockout.