Wade, who led Miami to the 2016 NBA title, was asked if he was at the Miami Heat’s press conference for Bosh’s death.
He replied, “No.”
Wade was not asked if any of the players were at the time of Bosh’s arrest and death.
Wade was asked about the death of LeBron James, who died on Jan. 13, 2018, at age 39.
“I think it’s sad, and I think it was a terrible thing for a lot of people,” Wade said.
“But you know, we’re all human.
You go through this.
There are people who go through these things.
And it’s hard to go through.
I know what happened to my family, and you have to deal with it.
But you also have to move on.
I don’t think it really affects me.
I’m just thankful to be alive.”
The Heat have been hit with a series of lawsuits over the use of excessive force and the league has acknowledged the use-of-force allegations against Wade have not been proven.
The NBA issued a statement Monday acknowledging that it has been working with the FBI and the Miami Police Department to “assess and investigate the facts surrounding the incident.”
“As part of that, the league’s Police Department and the NBA have been working closely with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and the FBI to assess and investigate these allegations,” the statement said.
Miami’s chief medical examiner has previously stated that he found no evidence of foul play in the death, and a spokesperson for the team said the team has received assurances from the FBI that the death was a homicide.
“We continue to cooperate fully with the investigation,” the spokesperson said.
Wade and his wife, Cara, announced Tuesday that they will be stepping down from the team as of the end of the season.
They had been with the Heat since 2010.