In an interview with CSN’s Vincent Goodwill, Wade said the following about approaching Oakley:
“You gotta know who you’re going to. You’re not gonna walk up on Oak like that…but to paint him as this person who needs help? You ask every player in this league, every young guy in this league, Oak has been nothing but amazing to us…Is he a certain way, a certain mentality? Yes. You gotta know that when you’re dealing with him.”
Wade and other players voiced their support for Oakley earlier in the week. It’s clear where they stand and most of the NBA world is with them.