Wade wasn’t interested coming back to play “15 minutes a game and not [make> an impact. I don’t want to be the guy to sit on the bench and the fans always have to chant, ‘We want Wade.’ ”
Those comments could be taken as a direct shot at Nowitzki, who has no desire to be celebrated whatsoever unlike Wade, but has gotten showered with praise anyways in every building he's entered this season.
It's can't be certain that's what Wade was doing here, but his critical comments of Nowitzki in the past certainly don't give him the benefit of the doubt.
The two were also named as honorary All-Stars by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for their contributions to the game.