Retired NBA player Dwyane Wade has found a new gig as the newest analyst for the revered TNT crew. Interestingly, however, his on-camera debut saw him interviewing his good friend, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
As seen in a hilarious clip shared by Sports Illustrated on Twitter, LeBron suggested several neophyte-hazing tips to the TNT crew.
The Lakers forward hinted to seasoned TNT hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Candace Parker that they should force D-Wade to wear some “Dora the Explorer” or “Spongebob Squarepants” bags.
“Or you can make him carry your bag to work. Bring some newspapers, you know stuff like that,” James said, much to the delight of the other TNT crew members.
LeBron gave the @NBAonTNT crew some tips on how to initiate "rookie" Dwyane Wade into his new gig 😂pic.twitter.com/IcwmxCQQGf
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2020
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, of course, consider each other as brothers after coming into the league at the same time in 2003. They won championships together as members of the Miami Heat organization and continue to have a strong relationship outside of basketball.
The pair is part of the famed “Banana Boat Crew” alongside fellow superstars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
James, meanwhile, had himself quite a night on Tuesday after leading the Lakers to an easy 129-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center. The King had a phenomenal outing of 36 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes of action.
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