Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 2/26/13
Dwyane Wade is trying his darndest to make himself the most unlikable member of the Miami Heat.  LeBron James had a great head start with the whole Decision Debacle, but time is beginning to heal some of those wounds (at least outside the 216 area code).  Wade has delivered more than his fair share of cheap shots on the court, but now he's gone way too far. He's trying to give himself a self-appointed nickname. Apparently "Flash" and "D-Wade" are no longer good enough for the Heat star, who wants to be called "WoW."  No, really.  Apparently it means "Way of WADE" but the only thing that makes you say "wow" is how lame this idea actually is... So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW.... Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out — Way of WADE (@DwyaneWade) February 25, 2013 Self-appointed nicknames never work out and when the person in question goes as far as to change his Twitter name to try and shove said nickname down America's throat, it compounds the problem.  And, when your new self-appointed nickname is little more than a shameless way to try to promote your new Chinese shoe line, it makes it the worst attempt at a nickname in the history of sports.  About the only person I can actually see falling for this is Skip Bayless.  LeBron James called the nickname "corny" and even Wade's followers on Twitter were less than impressed.  As always these are Real Tweets from Real People.. @dwyanewade awful. Its so bad it makes me cringe. — BornALakersFan (@Lakerspassion) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade in my best Charles Barkley impersonation: "That´s terrible!" — Márcio Oliveira (@marcio_oli) February 25, 2013 That's kinda like YOLO, right? RT @dwyanewade: So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW.... Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out — Hooped Up (@hoopedup) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade You are my favorite player of all time and i mean no disrespect but...HELL NO — Greg Klein (@Grigio44) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade It means you are OFFICIALLY, the biggest douchebag in sports, worldwide. You're actually a bigger douche than Cristiano Ronaldo. — K9 (@_ThreeKing_) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade Sucks....big time — Ken Peyser (@kenpeyser) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade corny — Shanece Jones (@NeNe092972) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade dumbest thing I've ever heard — Aaron Sweere (@gettinsweerious) February 25, 2013 “@dwyanewade: So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW.... Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out” Why would you conceive this travesty? — 箸む (@hashim_tan) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade this isn't cool! Dont do this!! #wtfnotok — Didi Udoh (@Dweedy_Bird) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade. Douchey — cisco (@ciscoorduna) February 25, 2013 It sucks... Really sucks RT @dwyanewade: So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out — Tra... just Tra (@TraSPN) February 25, 2013 I just threw up . . . RT @dwyanewade So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW.... Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out — Pete Aydt (@tubby511) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade I think that only narcissists give themselves nicknames. — Jeditiger (@chrisblakesley) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade your going to get a lot of attention from some world of warcraft players with that new nick — Jordan Albright (@jbright86) February 25, 2013 Did you get Hacked? "@dwyanewade: So what do y'all think about my new nickname WoW.... Means (wayofwade)???? #Wow-out" — YoCarrasco (@ARTHvadUR) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade. If WOW is some odd acronym for douchebag, it totally fits. — Jay Cranfill (@jaycranfill) February 25, 2013 @dwyanewade already taken, world of warcraft — Jason Eslaminejad (@JaYsonSawlarrrr) February 25, 2013

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