Dwyane Wade reacts to being referred to simply as ‘LeBron’s teammate’
Dwyane Wade, who retired from the NBA last summer after an illustrious 16-year career, pretty much won it all during his time in the league. For some reason, though, the Miami Heat legend was recently referred to simply as “LeBron’s teammate” by a post from a random — and rather disrespectful — sports page on social media.
Wade caught wind of the said post, and he could not help but call out the utter lack of respect.
— All U Can Heat (@AllUCanHeat1) May 12, 2020
Wade is a former fifth overall pickin the NBA Draft, a 13-time All-Star, a former scoring champion, an eight-time All-NBA Team member, a three-time All-Defensive Team member, an All-Star MVP winner, and a Finals MVP winner. Oh, and he also won the NBA title on no less than three different occasions. Surely, there are much better ways to address Wade than just as “LeBron’s teammate.”
As a matter of fact, Wade had already established his name in the league way before James joined him in Miami. In 2006, playing alongside a 32-year-old Shaquille O’Neal, Wade led the Heat to its first championship in franchise history. The other two came in back-to-back seasons during the Big 3 era, but there’s no denying that the 2006 title was thanks in large part to Wade’s heroics.
We’re just not sure it’s the type of publicity they were looking for, especially since Wade himself called them out. Then again, as they say, bad publicity is still publicity.