Found June 20, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
PLAYERS: Dwyane WadeLeBron James
TEAMS: Miami Heat
One of the biggest story lines of this year’s NBA Playoffs has been the post-game fashion choices of many of the league’s star players. After Miami’s Game 4 win over Oklahoma City last night, Dwyane Wade upped the ante, taking questions from the media wearing a pair of the flip-up hybrid glasses made famous by Kadeem Hardison’s ‘Dwayne Wayne’ character on the late 1980s Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.   I fully expect Russell Westbrook to show up to the Game 5 press conference wearing Dwayne Wayne’s shirt-and-sweater combination. For what it’s worth, when I first heard a basketball announcer call the name “Dwyane Wade,” my response was, “Dwayne Wayne? The goofy guy from A Different World plays for Marquette?” Really, if you’re a global superstar whose name is phonetically similar to that of an oft forgotten sitcom character, you have a responsibility to keep that character’s memory alive. Thank you for being responsible, Dwyane Wade. LeBron James, meanwhile, had some fun

Kevin Durant told Dwyane Wade he’s ‘too small’

At one point during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Dwyane Wade got caught in a switch and ended up covering Kevin Durant. Wade is extremely athletic, but this is a combination that the Heat want to avoid as much as possible in this series. K.D. has too much height and length for D-Wade to handle, and according to Wade that is exactly what Durant told...

Dwyane Wade wears funky glasses to presser

Ballertainment Dwyane Wade rocks the Dwayne Wayne flip-up glasses The Miami Heat take a 3-1 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a clearly happy Dwyane Wade wears Dwayne Wayne glasses to the post game presser. In doing so, he took many of us back to 1990 when A Different World was one of the most popular shows on television (shouts to Kadeem Hardison and old-school NBC)....

Heat's Wade dealing with custody issue

Dwyane Wade is asking a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife's right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that he says delayed the boys' return to his custody and led to her arrest. Wade's attorney was in court Tuesday morning to have the petition heard, hours before the Miami Heat guard was to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma...

Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife arrested, attempted to abducted Wade’s children

  It must be baby mama drama for some of the Heat players, as Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife was arrested after she failed to return their two children to him on time. Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife’s right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed [...]

Wade's 2nd title comes along a different path

More than a little bit has changed since Dwyane Wade's first taste of an NBA championship. He became a father for the second time. He played for the worst team in the league. He won an Olympic gold medal. He got divorced. He convinced LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join him in Miami. He dealt with an ugly custody fight that took years and in some ways continues today. He wrote...

Wade dealing with custory battle

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is not only participating in the NBA Finals, but he is involved in a custody battle with his former wife that escalated over the weekend, CBS4-Miami reported Tuesday. Wade's ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, was arrested on Monday on two counts of attempted child abduction and unlawful visitation interference. According to the CBS4 report, Wade...

12 Dumbest Glasses Worn By Dwyane Wade In The NBA Playoffs

  If you haven’t seen Dwyane Wade’s glasses from last night’s press conference, well you’re looking at ‘em. Sad thing is, BC used to really like Wade. Now it seems with every passing day the guy gets douchier and douchier. These new glasses are entering into territory we haven’t seen before with Wade. We’re used to seeing him in stupid glasses, but these don’t even...

Two rings would be special for Wade, Haslem

MIAMI -- Mess with D-Wade and you're messing with UD. Never was that more evident than in Miami's East semifinal last month against Indiana. In Game 5, Tyler Hansbrough had a flagrant foul on Heat star Dwyane Wade that drew blood. The next trip down the court, Wade's bodyguard, Udonis Haslem, walloped Hansbrough with a flagrant foul. The NBA ended up slapping Haslem...


The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder have been squaring off in the NBA Finals and fans have been treated both on and off the court. Following each game, the competition on the hardwood transitions to a competitive display of geek-chic styles during post-game press conferences. When players from these two fashion-forward teams hit the podium, the buzz has been as much about their...

Mario ‘Mother-Fuc*ing’ Chalmers!

Dwyane Wade was very excited about the Heat beating the Thunder in Game 4 of The NBA Finals.  In fact, he was so excited as he walked to the locker room he decided to nickname Mario Chalmers for his solid 25 point performance on national TV.  Unfortunately for the world, Mario Chalmers nickname was one which needs to be bleeped.  Enjoy Dwyane yelling it not once, but two times...

Give The King His Due

Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven, not eight. Just one. And for now, that should be enough. Since he signed with Miami in 2010 we have spent countless hours dissecting LeBron’s game, seeing flaws in places where other players would be praised for greatness. We questioned his clutch, his poise and even his desire. On the biggest stage, while under an even...

Heat 121, Thunder 106

MIAMI -- The wait is over. Now LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can have a championship celebration with an actual championship trophy. Pushing to an early 17-point lead and then holding on from there, the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, to close out the best-of-seven NBA Finals in Game 5 of the series, sweeping...

Assorted Observations: NBA Finals, Game Three

***For the first time since the second round the Heat have won a game in which LeBron did not drop 30.  However, his 29 did account for nearly a third of Miami’s 91 points, so that’s a little misleading.  Although he had a sub-par night from the floor (11-23), LeBron set a certain tone early with his assertiveness in the paint.  He was a man possessed on the offensive boards...
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