Dwyane Wade hilariously rates Taj Gibson’s 2011 poster on him
Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade was one of the best shot blockers at his position during his time in the NBA. With that said, however, he wasn’t able to escape some embarrassing posters in his career.
In fact, Wade was the victim of an epic poster during the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. Former Bulls forward Taj Gibson stuffed one in Wade’s face in the first half of Game 1, bringing the fans at the United Center to their feet.
Wade, hough, is hardly one to miss a beat.
After a Twitter account posted a clip of Gibson’s poster, Wade quipped “I give a 9.”
I give a 9 https://t.co/5khYmZXMBO
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 16, 2020
Why is this so savage on Dwyane Wade’s part?
For those who have forgotten, Wade infamously gave Orlando Magic swingman Aaron Gordon a “9” on his final dunk in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest. His score essentially resulted in Heat swingman Derrick Jones Jr. winning the title, and Wade became the subject of criticism from hoop fans everywhere.
The NBA legend and Gordon have since found a reason to have some fun with the controversy. AG released a “diss” track and the two talked it out during Wade’s “Wine Down” show on Instagram Live. Gordon even poked fun at Wade, joking that only a “couple of people” think Jones should’ve won — referring to Wade and Jones himself.
Naturally, Wade is employing some self-deprecating humor here. But you have to hand it to Wade, who has not seemed to miss a beat in his first year in retirement.